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People and Culture
Authentic in who we are.
Skilled in what we do.
Fluid in how we think.
At the Havas Chicago Village, our people bring out the best in others by bringing the best of themselves to work every day.
Strategist + Photographer
Christian Blakley is one of Havas's talented strategists. He's also the self-proclaimed "worst" freelance photographer in Chicago—he shoots in film, so it takes forever to get prints back. Necessarily, he invokes Tyra Banks, telling his clients “here’s your best shot” as he hands back a single beautiful shot. A hero shot, if you will.
Check out his work @christianblakleystudio.
Ambassador + Band Member
Max Goldstein is a fashionable shape-shifter who enjoys blending in and standing out simultaneously. He fronted a band called Yoko and the Oh No’s for 6 years—including at a Halloween party at Havas Annex many years ago. We were impressed. A dedicated Village Ambassador at Havas, he's bringing more meaningfulness to life with a supersecret EP from a new project coming soon!
Designer + Mental Health Advocate
When she's not leading the Design department at Havas Chicago, Veronica is passionately improving children's mental health. That's why she created Gentle Mentals, a line of faux animals with real issues, shining a playful light on mental illness to soften its stigma. Mental health and humor and hope, oh my!
Learn more at gentlementals.com
Creative Director + Theatre Projection Designer
Michelle Underwood keeps her inner theatre kid alive in the multifaceted Chicago storefront theater scene. Through the non-profit theatre company she founded, she has produced multiple regional and world premieres. Her work has been seen on several Chicago stages, like the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo.
We own the responsibility to create a space for all to thrive.
Safety, diversity, inclusion and opportunity—they’re everyone’s prerogative here.
We believe a meaningful workplace drives meaningful creative work for our brands.
We commit to the continuous education and career development of our people.
And we’re always building new programs to inspire fresh thinking, exploration and growth for our people.
An accelerator program designed to prepare high-potential female employees at Havas to advance their careers at a faster pace.
A global learning experience designed to give Havas employees the opportunity to see how the organization operates across its many agencies, cities and countries.
Vanguard provides a platform for growth, impact and exposure of participants, leaders and organizations committed to preparing Black talent and the industry for a lifetime of sustainable success.
Havas Emerge is a learning and development experience, designed to prepare our emerging leaders for management roles through skill adoption, leadership exposure and community building.
A development program that builds future leaders at Havas.
Contact us. Live the meaningful, diverse #LifeAtHavas.