Ann Cunniff | Chief Creative Officer, Chief Client Officer
Equal parts creative director, writer and strategic thinker, for more than two decades Ann has built a reputation as one of Chicago’s top branding, marketing and communications strategists.
Recent Client Engagements: Ann directs the creative work on all client projects. She oversaw all the collateral and communication materials for the American Beverage Association’s Can the Tax Campaign. She played a key creative and strategic role on the Build South Central Campaign for the Phoenix Light Rail Extension. She lead the award-winning rebranding for Grant Park Music Festival and developed numerous communication pieces for McDonald’s, Tribune Media and United States Hospitality Group. She recently completed the rebranding campaign for Learn Charter School Network and Argo Consulting. She has created a signature fund-raising piece for Navy Pier and Lane Tech College Prep.
As Chief Client Officer, Ann works to strengthen the client experience and empower the Resolute team to exceed client expectations.
In 2016, Ann merged her award-winning firm Chicago Creative Works into Resolute to strengthen in-house creative service. Ann works with clients to help them define their brand, shape issues through the power of creativity and transform their organization.
A creative and strategic force, Ann specializes in communication based on ideas. Ideas that move people to action. Throughout her process, she challenges conventional wisdom, pushes the envelope and helps clients reimagine themselves. She is known for creating campaigns and communications that are fresh, exciting, and a little unexpected – establishing a deep emotional connection between the client and its audience.
She has worked with and developed signature communications and branding campaigns for some of the best-known, not-for-profit and corporate organizations, including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Botanic Garden, Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival, Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Public Library Foundation, USG, and Nuveen.