Russ Kern Creative Director

Russ Kern - Creative Director

Fun Fact: In his 27 years of working in Creative, not a year has gone by where he DIDN’T work on a tire account. That’s wheely crazy!

As head of the creative department, Russ takes the lead on concept development and oversees the creative team to ensure the production of original, innovative ideas and materials that meet campaign and project objectives all while maintaining the highest standards of creative execution.

With over 27 years of creative, Russ has spent the last 24 with ST&P. Throughout his tenure, he has worked on all aspects of the marketing, promotions, and advertising business, including (but not limited to): collateral, direct mail, incentive programs, consumer and trade promotions, online brand and awareness building, packaging and merchandising, and more.

Russ obtained a BFA in Graphic Design and minors in Illustration and Drawing from The University of Akron


  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Web/digital development
  • Brand development
  • Strategic planning
  • Product launch
  • Events

Agency Clients

Azek Building Products
Bendix Spicer Foundation
Boa Technology
Boy Scouts of America
GAF Building Products
Hilton Akron Fairlawn
Interstate Batteries
Phillips 66 Lubricants
Scranton Products
St. Rita’s Medical Center
Summa Health
The University of Akron
Affinity Medical Center
Kumho Tire
MA Workwear
Kendall Motor Oil
Sanford Electrical

Past Account Experience

Michelin Tire
General Tire
First Defense
Mitsubishi Caterpillar
One For All Universal Remotes