Ray Dillman began his career as an art director working in advertising agencies in the US
southeast and in Chicago, at The Leo Burnett Company.
He made the move to directing after working as a creative director on Burnett’s International
Task Force as a global problem solver. He worked in this capacity taking temporary posts in
Frankfurt, London, Paris and Tokyo. At Burnett’s foreign offices, he organized creative teams
overseeing the cultural adaptation of campaigns created in Chicago for clients like Philip Morris.
Trained as a designer and illustrator, he is a classic storyteller as a filmmaker, well known for his
emotionally powerful work for clients like American Airlines, Bank of America, US Army, The
Home Depot, Sargento and Zales Jewelers. Dillman’s career on the agency side was recognized
in awards competitions: The New York Art Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club of Atlanta, Print
Regional Design annual, Communication Arts along with taking Best in Show at The National
Addy Awards and National Obies. He has also won the singular Emmy Award for Commercial of
Ray is involved in several film and television projects including development on two full-length
features, “Unmanned Warfare” and “Chocolate Rockets”, from his original scripts.