Multi-disciplinary Creative Director & Writer



With a history of working with leading creative agencies and brands, Howard is the winner of multiple international advertising awards, including eleven Cannes Gold Lions and a dozen Clio’s and One Show awards. Brands worked on include Maserati, Uniqlo, Levi’s, Jetblue, Cadillac, Thinkpad, Heineken, Maybelline NY, Axe body spray and Paul Smith.

As a creative director, writer and strategist, Howard's diverse experience traverses digital and physical worlds, big and small agency, branding, design, architecture, experiential and publishing.

Most recently, Howard was Group Creative Director at Code and Theory, a technology-based, design driven company specialising in multi-layered storytelling and brand experiences. 



Howard is also the author of Beautiful Economics: How art, design, beauty & Unicorns will save the universe, a fresh look at how creativity can shape our economic thinking for the greater good. The book can be found at LACMA (Los Angeles County Art Museum), The Gagosian Gallery NYC, Tom Dixon Design Store, LA and McNalley Jackson books NYC. 

Howard teaches part-time at The New School, Parsons School of Design, where he leads final year students in their Strategic Design & Management course.

In addition, Howard has directed short films and branded content, created a fashion and lifestyle blog The Unique Creatures (featured in Vogue, Net-a-Porter and and helped launch The Uplift Project, a NYC-based experiential company that produces transformative events for the meditation, health and lifestyle community. 




Working together will be a joy.

Working together will be a joy.




On creativity & innovation in Shanghai.

Tales from my time at Wieden + Kennedy, Shanghai.


The US market leader WeWork recently arrived in Shanghai and has signed multiple leases at locations including a former opium warehouse and the soon-to-be completed 121-storey Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.

"The fact that these things are even opening shows how quickly Shanghai is evolving," says Howard Collinge, guest executive creative director at advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy in Shanghai. "If there was not the demand then property developers would not be building them."

The Hong Kong-born, Australian-raised Collinge is a good person to evaluate Shanghai's progress against its stated goal of rivaling London or New York. He's lived in Manhattan since 2006 and moved to Shanghai in November for the role with Wieden+Kennedy.

Collinge says young people in Shanghai going out on their own represents a huge change in mindset and puts the city on its desired path to be a hub for innovation and creativity in the business world.


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A fashion blog that celebrates history's great achievers, misfits and radicals.

And loved by Vogue, Net-a-Porter and


From Vogue NY: Today’s myriad of style blogs has created an army of Internet stars out of editors and ordinary people, leaving genuine fashion icons (translation: individuals known for some artistic or political achievement which give their covetable getups a hefty jolt of gravitas) pretty much forgotten. But, an online magazine–slash–shopping site dedicated to style rebels with their own distinctive causes—Angela Davis, Frida Kahlo, and Lee Miller among them—aims to set that motion in reverse.

“It’s a celebration of the independent thinkers of the world,” says Howard Collinge...


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