Thomas Winkelmann

Managing Creative Director

Thomas has held positions as Creative Director at Publicis’ MSLGroup London (formerly SAS), as Art Editor at the Condé Nast Publications Ltd. on titles such as German Vogue, World of Interiors, and GQ, and as a designer at Benetton’s COLORS magazine. His clients have included the World Economic Forum, the Northern Irish Tourist Board, EADS, Coca-Cola, BP, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Alcatel-Lucent.

Marked by an intentional transition from editorial work to culture, organizational, and brand design, Thomas’ creative leadership focuses on invoking the power and latitude of narrative (visual, verbal, and moving image) and engaging a broad network of creative collaborators across disciplines to engage the human mind, liberate the heart, and help raise courage to act.
Thomas believes the best ideas emerge from continually widening and tapping the spectrum of sources, experiences, and references from which he and his teams draw their inspiration.
He relentlessly pursues this conviction while leading design at SYPartners.

Thomas holds a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, is a former apprentice of American painter Jim Dine, and cultivates a daily photography practice.