Bill Gangluff

Creative Director

Stone & Ward

Little Rock

Bill Gangluff

A journalism career wasn’t in the cards for Bill Gangluff, so he fell back on his graphic design minor to launch a career in advertising.

Gangluff was an advertising officer at Worthen Bank during the Boatmen’s Bank merger when Larry Stone and Milly Ward approached him about a position.

As the Stone & Ward advertising and public relations firm’s creative director, Gangluff manages the creative side of the agency’s work.

“One of the most interesting things that I do is manage creative people,” he said. “The spontaneity of the work makes it different than a marketing plan or a media plan. It is difficult to manage the timetable when the great idea hits. It can be 10 minutes after you start brainstorming or two weeks later.”

In five years with Stone & Ward, Gangluff, 32, said his greatest professional achievement is the impact the agency has on “our client base and the impact on Little Rock through the Big on Little Rock program, development of the Arkansas Arts Center’s platform and their communication platform with Works magazine.”

Gangluff developed the River Market, River Cities Trolley, River Rock Brewery and Vanadis Group logos. And he personally developed Works magazine for the Arkansas Arts Center.