With a name like Niko Coutroulis, one might think opening a diner would be the natural career path. Sure, I’ve thought about it, and there's no doubt it's in the bloodline, but as much as I love making souvlaki and tzatziki, making ads is what I really love to make...and spanakopita.
I’m an art director first, but I’ve been known to write a headline or two, or even a spot.
I believe that as a creative, you’re never limited by your title.
Photography is also something I’m very passionate about—I'm always shooting, wherever I am—you can see some of my work on Instagram.
And yes, of course I love food and wine. Cooking is just another creative outlet for me, and even though I’m not doing it in a diner, I can still make some killer tzatziki.
2016-Present Creative Director
Hill Holliday, New York.
Invokana, Janssen, New Business, Xarelto
2012-2016 Creative Director
DDB, New York.
Atlantic Health System, Electrolux, Ethicon (J&J), Frigidaire, Glidden Paint, Hertz,
Lipton Iced Tea, MERCK, New York State of Health (Affordable Care Act for NY State),
New Business—lots of New Business, Pfizer
2010-2012 Associate Creative Director
McGarry Bowen, New York.
Bud Light, Chase, Marriott, Verizon, Viagra.
2009-2010 Creative Director
Moxie Interactive, New York.
L’Oreal, Garnier Fructis, Maybelline, Redken.
2007-2009 Art Director / Creative Director
Euro RSCG, New York.
Air Wick, Chivas Regal Scotch, Lean Cuisine, Lysol, Ritz Crackers.
2006-2007 Senior Group Art Director
Cement Works, New York.
Digital and viral work for Restylane Dermal Filler.
2005-2006 Creative Director
Appleton Rum, Don Julio Tequila, Escort Radar Detectors, Finlandia Vodka,
Kentucky Lottery, Tuaca Licore.
1998-2005 Senior Art Director / ACD
Euro RSCG MVBMS, New York.
Amgen (Neulasta), D-Con, Dr. Scholl’s, Electrosol, Lotrimin, MCI,
Mount Gay Rum, Subway Sandwiches, Universal Studios, Volvo.
1995-1998 Art Director
Grant Jacoby, Chicago.
Cat's Pride Cat Litter, Florsheim, Head Tennis, International Trucks, SheetRock®,
The Associates (Financiers)