ROSSWELL SAUNDERS
FREELANCE Writer|Creative Director

"The World's 24th Best Creative Director?!"
- Me, out loud while reading the
D&AD 2023 CD Rankings
contact
rosswellsa@gmail.com
720.891.5804
I’m best known for creating convention-defying advertising, digital activations, and social campaigns for brands like Skittles, Snickers, Hotels.com, Aflac, FedEx, and Domino’s. In fact, my social-video work for Hotels.com was so impactful that Facebook actually used it to teach other brands how to properly do video on their platform. I’m also an award-winning board game designers. My game, The Night Cage, was published in 2021 and immediately became a Barnes&Noble Bestseller. French and Chineses editions were released in 2022, while the English edition is currently on its 5th printing. 
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PRESS 
New York Times, CBS News, USA Today, Forbes, The Telegraph, Fast Company, Gizmodo, Mashable, Tech Crunch, CNet, The Verge, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Sports, comicbook.com, Creativity, SHOOT, Digiday, Advertising Age, Adweek, Campaign, The Drum, The Onion, Jeopardy
SELECT ADVERTISING AWARDS
The Drum World Creative Rankings 2024 - 5th
D&AD 2023 Global CD Rankings - 24th
One Show 2023 Global GCD Rankings - 10th
D&AD - 2 Yellow, 1 Graphite, 4 Wood
Cannes Lions - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze
One Show - 2 Gold, 3 Bronze 6 Merit
Effies - 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Clio Awards - 5 Gold, 2 Bronze
Andy Awards - 1 Grandy, 3 Gold
London Int'l - 1 Grand, 7 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze
NY Fest - 1 Grand, 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
Webby's - 2 Winners
AICP - Finalist
GAME DESIGN ACCOLADES
Barnes & Noble Bestseller 2021-Present
Dice Tower - Best Thematic Game of 2021
BoardGameGeek 20 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2021
BoardGameGeek 20 Most Anticipated Artistic Games of 2021
2019 Ion Award - Winner, Light Game
2019 Board Game Design Lab Design Challenge - Winner
2019 PAX South Indie Showcase - Official Selection
2019 Dreamhack Indie Spotlight - Official Selection
2018 Board Game Workshop Design Contest - Finalist
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