These would be intimidating standards for any young creative, but 26-year-old Sorenne Gottlieb played to win right from her first assignment at the Portland, Ore., agency. The art director created "Revolution," a Nike poster introducing the newest fleet of NBA stars, posing in statuesque perfection. The effort more than lived up to the legacy of the brand.
"She has a point of view," says Mr. Curtis. "Sometimes you'll see young creatives struggling for a clear vision, but she knows what she wants and works to realize that."