• Boston, MA
  • Chief Creative Officer North America
  • SapientNitro

Gary Koepke

Gary Koepke is an internationally acclaimed designer, creative director and marketing executive who is bringing to life our vision of redefining storytelling for an always-on world.

Gary came to SapientNitro from Modernista!, a Boston advertising and communications agency that he co-founded in 2000. Modernista! produced some of the most successful creative work of the past decade, including award-winning print and digital campaigns for Cadillac, Hummer, Showtime, Gap, MTV and Project (RED). Under Gary’s leadership, Modernista! was named Regional Agency of the Year by Adweek and a Top 10 Global Independent Agency by Campaign magazine.

Prior to founding Modernista!, Gary served as Creative Director at Wieden+Kenedy. He also directed music videos for U2 and David Bowie and was founding Creative Director of Vibe magazine.

Gary’s work has been shown at the DNP Gallery in Japan and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and is in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He has served on the boards of directors of the Art Directors Club, Boulder Digital Works, the Virginia Commonwealth Ad Center, Stop Handgun Violence and American Photography Annual.

Gary has been active with a variety of philanthropic organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative, the Global Fund, Doc2Doc and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.