Chris Staples

Montréal / Toronto / Vancouver

Chris Staples is one of Canada’s leading creative thinkers. In fact, since 1997, he has been named the number one creative director in the country an unprecedented nine times (including 2015, with co-creative director Ian Grais).

Chris has an honours degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. He started his career in Edmonton, before moving to Vancouver in 1990 as a writer with Palmer Jarvis (now DDB). Three years later he was creative director, helping lead that shop to three Agency of the Year titles in five years.

In 1999, Chris started Rethink with Ian Grais and Tom Shepansky. He splits his time between Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, working on high-level strategy and creative direction on a wide variety of accounts.

Chris has won a slew of national and international awards, and has served as a judge at Cannes (twice), the Clios (twice), the One Show, D&AD and the Communications Arts Annual.

In his spare time he travels incessantly and watches far too much reality television.