Chief Creative Officer / Chairman

Andy Hirsch was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

His mother was a public school teacher who loved to write short stories.

His father was a draftsman and mechanical artist.

Thus his love of words and pictures.

When he was eight years old, his painting depicting life in NYC won a contest and was used as a station break graphic on CBS. As a teenager, he created a large mural of film icons that would later grace the walls of James Madison High School. It seems like Andy has had his work in the public eye ever since.

After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he began working in advertising. Over the years, Andy has created memorable and award-winning work for a wide variety of brands in virtually every category. From Arby’s to A.1. to all® laundry detergent to Ad Council. From Mercedes-Benz to Minute Maid; MONY to MiraLax. From Coca-Cola, to Citibank, to Cold-Eeze to Captain D’s.

He has a passion for great work and sweats the details. From broadcast, to digital media, to print. No project is too big or too small.

He came to Merkley 24 years ago. His joy these days is seeing the next generation of creatives, writers, designers, and thinkers come together to create wonderful work and help build great brands.

He is married with three children and lives in South Orange, NJ.