Gus Johnston

Creative Director, Venables Bell & Partners

Gus Johnston is a Creative Director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco. Over two continents and two decades his career has spanned just about every category there is, from burritos to banks, from luxury cars to candy bars, from hotels to human rights. He is a creative leader who brings head, heart and humanity to everything he does. And believes every idea, big and small can (and should) deliver outsized impact.

Gus is both an honouree of Adweek’s Creative100 and of Out Magazine’s Out100, and is globally recognized for his contribution to the advancement of gender and sexual diversity in the world of sport. And in 2021, has helped lead Chipotle to their first-ever Super Bowl commercial.