Tommy Henvey Chief Creative
Patti McConnell Managing Partner
Tommy and Patti started Something Different as an alternative to brands looking for new ways to create advertising and content. They spent the better part of the last twenty years guiding some very big brands at some very big agencies. Then it stopped being fun. Something Different was built with the belief that the model to create things was broken. They provide a different way to work, a different way to solve problems, a different way to make stuff.
Richard Ryan Group Creative Director
A writer and Creative Director, Richard has worked in Dublin, Paris and New York on global brands like IBM, American Express, Kodak and Citi. Whether building worldwide brand campaigns or driving local sales, his aims have always been to simplify complex messages, turn the usual into something a little more unusual, and never speak down to anyone. Someone once said he looked like Mark Zuckerberg.
Meghan Linehan Account Director
Meghan is equal parts serious business and fun loving jokester. She stumbled into advertising after having worked a few art related jobs in NYC, and decided to stay because she enjoys thinking about people, business and culture. She has worked at large and small agencies across a variety of industries including food and beverage, entertainment and financial services. Her last gig before joining Something Different was at Digitas on the American Express account. Meghan is a listener, collaborator and question-asker. She likes dogs, drawing and walking around Brooklyn.
Garrett Crabb Special Ops
Born Garrett Crabb, but one day affectionately dubbed GBoo from a client and the rest is history. Came to advertising by way of the art world, having first studied painting and video at Maryland Institute College of Art before making his way to NYC. He worked as a producer on the agency side and then helped start post-production company, Friendshop! in 2014. In 2016, he flung his phone into the Hudson, ventured into the forest for 5 months, and emerged a half inch taller and a master of the dark arts. He has since joined the Something Different team where he splits his time between Special Ops and Creative Zookeeper.
Jamie Eisman Keeper of Chaos
Our Keeper of Chaos, Jamie Eisman, has quite the unique title, but it couldn’t be a more accurate one. She is responsible for maintaining the calendars, keeping all documents tidy, and making sure everyone knows where they’re supposed to be and when they’re supposed to be there. Which admittedly, is harder than it sounds. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a background in film and creative writing and has experience in both television and commercial production. As a member of the Something Different team, Jamie is involved in everything we do and is eager to explore every avenue of the advertising world along with us.