Jim Riswold | Irreverence Justified
BUCKLE UP! Iconic ad man. Cancer survivor. Artist unplugged. The genius of the Riz. (Disclaimer — This talk contains strong language & nudity)
You are arguably one of the world’s greatest creative directors at the iconic and revered Wieden & Kennedy agency.
In 2000 you are diagnosed with leukaemia and given a year or two to live. Remarkably, a clinical drug works miracles and 11 years later you are as irreverent and provocative as ever.
Riswold retired from advertising to become a full-time contemporary artist, going from “a career of selling people things they don’t need to making things that people don’t want”.