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Mai La Thai, Commercial Profile


Over the years, Mai has worked at some of the world's top design and advertising agencies such as Pentagram Design, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, and BBDO. She has also freelanced at notable firms on various global brands.

Mai served as a creative director, art director, designer, copywriter, and occasional illustrator to conceptualize and develop award-winning broadcast, digital, and print campaigns for brands such as FedEx, Guinness, Nike, and many others. Awards include Clios, Effies, One Show, Andies, and Addies.

In 2006, her debut short film landed her a spot in Shots UK New Directors Showcase. Since being honored thrice for her independently produced, innovative videos by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (The Webby Awards), she became an Executive Member in 2014.

In 2018, Mai received Forbes Editor's Pick for one of her first adventure photo story assignments covering Beale Air Force Base and chasing the U-2 spy plane.

In 2019, she won first-place in the prestigious PDN Photo Annual for her photography website. 

Mai holds a BFA in Art Direction and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently based in New York City, she is actively exploring new media and pushing the boundaries of her creative endeavors. 

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