Nike Cold Weather

Position: Designer

My first major project at Wieden+Kennedy was Nike's "Choose Your Winter" campaign, all about how painful it can be for athletes dealing with the harshness of winter weather—unless you happen to be wearing the brand's Hyperwarm baselayer of workout apparel, in which case you're impervious and awesome.

The spot stars Chris O'Dowd as a weatherman, who hyperbolically describes the effects of the cold on the human body. It's not pretty. And yet his dire warnings are at completely at odds with what's on the screen, as we see cold-weather athletes going about their business—with their brains and extremities in full working order.