Chris Staples

Toronto / Vancouver

Chris Staples is one of Canada’s leading creative thinkers. In fact, since 1997, he has been named the number one creative director in the country eight times (including four times at Rethink, with co-creative director Ian Grais).

Chris has an honours degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has spent his entire career in Western Canada. In 1990 he moved to Vancouver as a writer at Palmer Jarvis (now DDB). Three years later he was creative director, helping lead that agency to three Agency of the Year titles in five years.

In 1999, Chris started Rethink with Ian Grais and Tom Shepansky. He splits his time between high-level strategy with clients and creative direction on all accounts in both Vancouver and Toronto.

Chris has won a slew of national and international awards, and has served as a judge at Cannes (twice), the Clios (twice), D&AD, the One Show, the ANDYs and the Communication Arts Annual.

In his spare time he travels incessantly and watches far too much reality television.

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