2021 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Haris Fazlani

Creative Director
New York
, United States of America

Haris Fazlani is a New York-based Creative Director and Co-Founder of WØRKS, a network of interdisciplinary creatives, who work together to craft thoughtful design systems.
He started his career as a self-taught art director working with fashion-forward musicians, a passion he pursues to this day.
Haris developed his skills at Studio Institute, designing fashion shows, cultural experiences and campaigns for Calvin Klein, Nike and John Elliott, under the mentorship of Kanye West and Art Director, Nate Brown.
As an Art Director at Baron & Baron, he studied the shaping of contemporary luxury images and identities from the masters of the craft.
To complement his artistic experience and gain deeper understanding of multi-disciplinary thinking, Haris worked in the advertising industry as a design lead at Edelman and member of the UX Design mentorship program at Huge.
In 2019, he co-founded WØRKS, where he oversees creative direction and design for a client list that includes Beyonce, Nike, Converse and Activision.
Haris has won numerous awards and recognitions for branding, packaging design and web design. He currently resides in New York City.


Mentees: Adrienne Eusebio, Copywriter, VMLY&R Philippines, Makati City; Hannes Rath, Art Director, Jung von Matt SAGA, Hamburg  and Erika Casales, Art Director, McCann New York and Leandra Langhorne, Copywriter, McCann New York.

Throughout the majority of my career I have been preoccupied with how I could learn from others to better round out my skillset, to find ways to create more compelling work and to establish myself in a competitive market…I’ve done this for so long and with such tenacity that I’ve forgotten to stop and look around. I’ve slowly come to the realization that my experiences could be tools for me to impart what little knowledge I have onto others, to help guide the next generation of global creatives the way my mentors helped guide me. I’m grateful to have interacted with my intelligent and ambitious mentees and am excited to see them continue to learn, grow and remember that, every once in a while, it’s good to stop and acknowledge how far you’ve come.