DULUTH, MN—Swim Creative, Duluth’s premiere creative advertising and branding agency, has added writer and strategist J. Scott Mylin to its growing team of creative talent, announced Swim CEO and principal Patrice Bradley. The move was necessitated by a rapidly expanding client roster and marks a return to a creative partnership that began 15 years prior, when Bradley and Mylin teamed together to create some seriously sweet campaigns for clients in tourism, healthcare, financial services and retail categories.
Ad guy leaves career as Executive Creative Director at a national ad agency for Swim.
Mylin, a 15-year advertising veteran, left Duluth in 2006 and for the past eight years has been working in Columbus, Ohio, the nation’s 15th largest city, most recently as an Executive Creative Director at SBC Advertising, working on clients such as AAA, Channellock, Whirlpool, Elmer’s Glue andBed Bath & Beyond. Mylin’s work has garnered national, regional and local creative awards.
A husband and father of three girls, Mylin said, “The large-agency environment is great for a lot of Creatives—I’m just not one of them. Instead of running a creative department, attending countless meetings and administratively dealing with whatever passed for the crisis-of-the-day, I would much rather work with the small band of creative pirates-slash-geniuses at Swim who fill a real need in the rapidly changing business landscape.” With the addition of Mylin and other key staffers, Swim Creative is expanding its scope of operations from the Twin Ports to the Twin Cities—and beyond.
Swim Creative is a Duluth-based creative think tank currently working with clients such as National Bank of Commerce, the Duluth International Airport and Bent Paddle Brewery Co. to create difference-making advertising and branding work for a new generation of consumers. Founded by Patrice Bradley in 2004, Swim Creative has grown to serve clients in just about every category of commerce.