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People and Culture

Authentic in who we are.
Skilled in what we do.
Fluid in how we think.

Meaningful.
Diverse.
Individuals.

At the Havas Chicago Village, our people bring out the best in others by bringing the best of themselves to work every day.

Christian Anderson-Blakley

Christian Anderson-Blakley

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.

Max Goldstein

Max Goldstein

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!

Veronica Padilla

Veronica Padilla

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

Michelle Underwood

Michelle Underwood

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.

Hounds of Havas

Forever by our sides—at home and in the office—our pups embody our culture of meaningfulness.

Check out our beloved companions on Instagram @houndsofhavas.

Diversity,
equity and
inclusion

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.

Learn and
grow

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.

Femmes Forward

Femmes Forward

An accelerator program designed to prepare high-potential female employees at Havas to advance their careers at a faster pace.

Havas Lofts

Havas Lofts

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

Vanguard

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

Havas Emerge

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.

Havas NextGen

Havas NextGen

A development program that builds future leaders at Havas.

Sound like
you'd fit in?

Contact us. Live the meaningful, diverse #LifeAtHavas.

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