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Visualist Jan Gleie cuts through hazy trends with his uniquely honest style of directing and still photography, capturing a distinctive reality filtered through layers of emotions. Jan started his career working as an art director at Lintas International followed by a semester at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His initial exposure to still photography and film directing came from his work on short fashion films and a couple of personal narratives.
His portfolio showcases a stylized, photographic approach and reveals a penchant for fashionable images and realism balanced with a sensitive presence. Always weaving artfully rendered portraits from carefully directed performances.
A native of Denmark, Jan spent several years in the US before residing in London for the last decade, which has become his second home after Copenhagen.
His impressive body of work in Europe, Asia and the U.S. includes such notable clients as: Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Skoda, Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Selfridges, Kraft Foods, Telenor, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens, Adidas, Converse, Target, Beck’s Beer, MasterCard, The Danish Bank, The Danish Defence, The Independent, Hallmark, HBO, Swisscom and more.
Jan Gleie’s extensive list of awards includes “Best Campaign” wins at Cannes Lions, AWNY, London International, Golden Aurora, Eurobest, The True Awards, Creative Circle, Arnold, Mobius, Cresta and The Art Directors Club.