ABOUT ME

Hi - my name is Ishaan Mishra. Thanks for taking the time to check out my website! 

I’ve been working in the design field for over 12 years and am currently based out of New York City as a Creative Director and storyteller with a focus on disruptive digital innovation and emerging media to develop creative strategy and collaborate on executions that attract, grow and monetize audiences across linear, digital, experiential and social platforms. In other words, I make dope shit on the internet.

Currently, as Design Director at TikTok, I work to set a vision for the North American Creative Lab while creating innovative and disruptive new content vehicles for the platform. I help clients start the next big thing on TikTok while being responsible for the design direction and creative strategy of the brand. I champion the creator community and encourage cross functional collaboration while generating regular thought leadership around visual storytelling on TikTok while overseeing the creative direction of consumer and business facing communications.

Previously, as a multimedia director, I helped make Bleacher Report the definitive social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on projects like Game of Zones, building an audience of over 100 Million social followers, and experimenting with award winning social content. Developing a vision for making sports bigger than the games themselves has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher not just in the sports category, but across all media brands. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through its top-rated app that I helped conceptualize and design.

I am also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Basketball Forever, the world's-largest independent sports media channel. It’s social-first content reaches young audiences across mobile platforms, with over 80 million fans turning to us every month for all things hoops, both on and off the court. As a part of this initiative I also co-founded and launched a first of its kind Posterizes Art Collective and Digital Magazine with Tyson Beck that redefined digital sports artwork.

At the heart of all of my projects is a focus on experimentation and innovation to give audiences content at the bleeding edge of technology with a consistent tightly woven narrative thread tying it to the emotional sentiment of consumers. It is the full narrative package that resonates with them and develops a deeply engaged community that keeps coming back for more, time and time again.

I’m fascinated by visual design, interactivity, motion, and the constantly evolving technology we work with every day. I believe the future of content lies at the intersection of science and the liberal arts, where storytelling and technology meet to enrich the human experience.

Viewing myself as an unshakable optimist, I believe in a bright collaborative future and our ability to build it together. I am a strong conceptual thinker with a firm grasp of the digital landscape and a wistful imagination for what is left to be done.

I believe that as designers and builders we need to make things that give the most optimal human experience possible for the most users possible.  I’ve produced documentaries, branded pieces, experiential content, mobile games, interactive experiences and social campaigns. With a keen sense of story, I’m able to bring a compelling narrative to each project, ensuring a message that resonates with any audience while finding relatable threads that can enhance any brand ethos.

I’ve worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, agencies, leagues and networks including the NBA, NFL, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Google, Samsung and many more. I have a strong belief that the power of consistency, delivered with an element of surprise and creative flair will lead to successful monetization, increased brand awareness, tons of authentic and organic engagement and some awards along the way. I strive to add value to a brand by creating culturally relevant work instead of just making ads or content for the sake of it.

Reach out, drop me a line, and let's make some 🔥🔥🔥!

224
Projects
12
years
18k+
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36
awards
Awards & Nominations
Apple App Store Awards 2021 - Most Downloaded App (TikTok) | 2021
Drum Award - B2B Brand of the Year (TikTok For Business) | 2021
Emmy Award - Outstanding Interactive Experience (NBA on TNT Tuesday) | 2021
Vimeo Best of the Year Award in Made for Social (LeBron James Instagram UI Video) | 2020
American Advertising Award - Best Special Effects (Reflektor) | 2020
Digiday Award - Most Original Use of Social (Bleacher Report) | 2020
Shorty Award - Best in Sports (Bleacher Report) | 2020
Emmy Nominee - Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming (Game of Zones) | 2019
Webby Award - People's Voice (Bleacher Report) | 2019
Hashtag Sports Shortlist - Outstanding Use of Social (Bleacher Report) | 2019
Webby Award - Best Sports Experience (NBA Draft Guide) | 2019
Fast Company Finalist - Most Innovative Company (Bleacher Report) | 2018
Cynopsis Media Awards Finalist - Best Documentary (B/Real) | 2018
Webby Award - Best App (Bleacher Report) | 2018
Webby Award - Best Social Voice Content Marketing & Sports (@BleacherReport) | 2018
Gold Clio Award - Best Multiplatform Campaign (Dunk Dominators) | 2018
Emmy Nominee - Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming (Game of Zones) | 2018
Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia - (Forever Network) | 2018
Bronze Clio Award - Best App (Bleacher Report) | 2018
Webby Award Honoree - Branded Entertainment Animation (Game of Zones) | 2018
Silver Clio Award - Integrated Campaign (Up Your Game) | 2018
Bronze Clio Award - Film (Up Your Game) | 2018
Silver Effie Award - Entertainment & Sports (Up Your Game) | 2018
Cynopsis Media Awards Finalist - Best Digital Consumer Brand (Bleacher Report) | 2017
Webby Award Honoree - Social Media Dominance (@BleacherReport) | 2017
Clio Awards Short List - Best Website (BleacherReport.com) | 2016
Silver Clio Award - Branded Entertainment and Content (Sports Alphabet) | 2016
One Show Gold Pencil - Animation (Sports Alphabet) | 2016
AICP Gold Award - Animation (Sports Alphabet) | 2016
Shorty Awards Finalist - Best Social Presence (Facebook, Instagram) | 2016
Gold Clio Award - Best Digital/Social Execution (MJ All Day) | 2015
Emmy Nominee - Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming (Game of Zones) | 2015
Digiday Video Award - Best Brand Video Destination (Uninterrupted) | 2015
Webby Award - Best Website (BleacherReport.com) | 2015
Webby Award - Best Mobile Sports App (Team Stream) | 2014

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