Dante Lombardi Joins Oakland-Based Brand & Innovation Studio

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Free Range, a brand and innovation studio based in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC, has appointed Dante Lombardi as Chief Creative Officer.

What attracted me is that Free Range is a four-strengths creative studio: Strategic sophistication, a deep creative culture, killer client services, and driven, original thinkers.

Free Range, a brand and innovation studio based in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC, has appointed Dante Lombardi as Chief Creative Officer. 

In his role, effective immediately, Lombardi will lead creative on all accounts and will partner with founder and Chief Storyteller, Jonah Sachs, and CEO, Randall Ussery to strategically grow the studio.

Lombardi joins from Wells Fargo, where he led their internal creative teams. Prior, he held Executive Creative Director roles at Yahoo and TiVo.

Before his client-side tenures, Lombardi held positions as Copywriter and Creative Director at agencies including BBDO, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, and McCann-Erickson, where as Executive Creative Director he led the Microsoft global account. His experience includes work for Nike, hp, Budweiser, Pepsi, Hotwire and others.

Ussery commented, "Dante's experience at agencies, as well as at brands, on such a variety of clients, projects and media, will make him a great partner and influencer at Free Range. We're building a uniquely effective team, and he's key to that. His energy, directness and creative spark will help us meet our vision of impact at scale."

Lombardi commented, "What attracted me is that Free Range is a four-strengths creative studio: strategic sophistication, a deep creative culture, killer client services, and driven, original thinkers. Best of all, they have values that build and serve important movements. They believe in something bigger and that's an incredible foundation to build on. I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of their team and their future."

Lombardi has won numerous global industry awards including One Show Gold, Cannes Lion Gold, Clio Gold, and Effie Gold.

About Free Range:

Free Range is a brand and Innovation studio based in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC. We are Designers, Strategists, Writers and Technologists who believe in the power of group genius. Together we empower organizations to create positive change through storytelling and design. Since 1999, we’ve been partnering with change-makers like Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Autodesk, LinkedIn and Levi's to turn traditional ways of doing things on their head. We pioneered the concept of empowerment marketing and made the first social change viral video hits when state-of-the-art was still direct mail. We are brand builders, movement builders, problem solvers, partners.

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