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Ivan Cash is an artist / director / creative director who creates meaningful, media-agnostic projects that celebrate
human connection and are loved by the internet.

 

FEATURED work

 

CLIENTS


PRESS


EXHIBITS

 

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Ivan is a thought leader, international
speaker, and passionate educator, who regularly gives talks and workshops on developing creativity and finding insight:

• Inspiration is Cheap: Make More
The Power of Thinking Small
• Reality is Malleable
• DIY Culture Jamming
• The Value of Human Connection

 

Selected LECTURES:

• SXSW Conference
• Art Directors Club Festival
• Sundance Film Festival
• FITC  Conference, Toronto
• Graphic Design Festival Breda
• Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam
• Anomaly, London
• Apple Store, San Francisco
• 72andSunny, Los Angeles
• Pinterest, San Francisco
• Pratt Institute, NYC
• DigitasLBi, Chicago
• AKQA, San Francisco

 

 

Bio

 

Photo by Bryan Derballa

“Ivan Cash is an artist with the potential for an endless line of nouns and adjectives in front of that simple title: internet, new media, film, interactive, socially-engaged—they all describe the kind of artist he’s become, focusing on the connecting power of ordinary human experience in a wide range of creative work.”

— Art Directors Club


Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist / director / creative director who believes in the power of human connection.

His work explores the intersection of art, design, film, and technology, aiming to spread a sense of intimacy and provoke critical thought. (This is invariably due to growing up without TV, videogames, or any semblance of pop culture.)

He has created renowned projects like Snail Mail My Email (and authored the accompanying book), Selfless Portraits, Occupy George, and the ‘Last Photo’ Project. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London, and has been featured in TIME, CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, and Wired.

In 2013, he was recognized as an Art Directors Club ‘Young Gun,’ in 2015 Print Magazine named him a ‘New Visual Artist,’ and in 2016 he was included in Forbes ‘30 Under 30.’

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he balances his time between commercial work, independent projects, giving talks and workshops, and teaching Culture Jamming at California College of the Arts.

He believes talking to strangers can change the world, but nothing would make him happier than if you closed your eyes for 20 seconds and just listened to your breath.

 

SELECTED HONORS

2016 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’
2015 Print "New Visual Artist" (15 Under 30)
2015 Vimeo Staff Pick (x2)
2014 Jury ADC Young Guns
2014 Original Art Commission, V&A Museum
2014 Webby Honoree (x2)
2014 Vimeo Staff Pick
2014 Webby Official Nominiee
2013 Jury ADC Young Guns
2012 ADC Young Guns Award
2012 Snail Mail My Email Book Published (Link)
2012 Webby Nominee
2012 Cannes Lions, Shortlist


SELECTED INTERVIEWS


Selected Writing


SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE STALKING

 

COntact

ivan@cashstudios.co

Cash Studios
1675 7th St. #24213
Oakland, CA 94615


AVAILABLE FOR:

• Commissioned Projects
• Film & Creative Direction
• Talks & Workshops
• Ping-Pong Lessons

 

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