My name is Ezra Paulekas, I am a creative director with a background in art direction and design based in Brooklyn, New You, and San Francisco, California.  

I believe art and entertainment make the world a better place.  

My career has been a bit unusual.  At one point I thought I wanted to be a painter; at a slightly later point I realized that professional painter may be a bad choice if I wanted luxuries like food and shelter.  That is how I ended up in design, which lead into interactive, animation, 3D, and development.  And after all that, somehow, I eventually landed in advertising.  Which has been a good fit for someone who wants to do a lot of different things.

Poly-Kiss is the phonetic spelling of my last name.

I am currently available for freelance.
Awards & Recognition:
I have been fortunate in having the opportunity and luck to work with some extremely talented colleagues and some very brave clients. This work has led to a number of recognitions within the industry.  Here are s few I am most proud of.

Cannes Lion Silver - Entertainment - Halo 5: Guardians Campaign
Cannes Film Lion Bronze - Internet Film - Intel Look Inside: Mick Ebeling
Cannes Film Lion Bronze - Branded Content - Intel Look Inside: Mick Ebeling
Cannes Cyber Lion Silver - Integrated Multiplatform - Reebok Be More Human Experience
Cannes Cyber Lion Silver - Craft and Design - Reebok Be More Human Experience
Cannes Cyber Lion Bronze - Social Video - Intel Look Inside: Mick Ebeling
EFFIE Silver - Google Fiber “Google Fiber in Kansas City: 100 times the possibilities”
EFFIE Bronze - Halo 5: Guardians Integrated Campaign
EFFIE Bronze - Strategy / Creative Campaign - Slim Jim "Man Medicine" 
Clio Bronze - Short Form Film - Intel Look Inside: Mick Ebeling
Clio Bronze - Film Technique, Adapted Music - Google "Toy Car World"
D&AD Wooden Pencil - Special Effects for Film Advertising - Halo 5: A Hero Falls
Emmy - Mid America - Commercial Campaign - Google Fiber Campaign
Ogilvy Awards Gold - Packaged Good Category - Slim Jim "Man Medicine"
ADDY Gold - Internet Commercial - Intel “Look Inside: Jack Andraka”
ADDY Gold - Online Branded Content - Intel “Look Inside: Jack Andraka”
ADDY Gold - Online Campaign - Intel “Look Inside: Jack Andraka”
ADDY Gold - Slim Jim Man Medicine
ADDY Silver - Television - Google “Untechnically Speaking” (Birdwatcher, House of Cards)
ADDY Silver - Television - Google Search "Martin Van Buren"
ADDY Silver - Television - Slim Jim "Paddleboat"
ADDY Silver - Television - Slim Jim "Shakespeare In the Park"
ADDY Silver - Television - Google Search – Martin van Buren
ADDY Silver - Digital Advertising - Slim Jim "Brofiles"
ADDY Silver - National TV Campaign - Slim Jim "Waiting Room/Baby Shower/Scooter"ADDY Silver - Slim Jim Man Medicine
ADDY Silver - OOH - Ebay "Mobile Stores"
ADDY Silver - Interactive Media - Slim Jim "slimjim.com"
ADDY Silver - Television - Slim Jim "Waiting Room/Baby Shower/Scooter"
ADDY Silver - Mixed / Multiple Media - Slim Jim Man Medicine Integrated Campaign
AWWWARDS Site of the Day - Halo 5: Visualizer
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