Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Josh Weltman is a twenty five year veteran of the advertising business, a working creative director, co-producer, writer and artist.

He has created commercials and ad campaigns for Taco Bell, Doritos, Carl’s Jr., BMW, Microsoft, Whole Foods Markets, Green Burrito and Cuties. He has authored everything from online guerrilla marketing efforts for small clients like Cirque Berzerk, to national campaigns for global automotive companies like KIA Motors.

Weltman has been a part of Mad Men since the show’s first season. He works closely with Matthew Weiner and the show's writers and producers to help ensure that Mad Men accurately depicts the process of creating ads and servicing clients, and that the show's advertising and business stories play true to life, true to character and true to period. He also creates most of the original ads seen on the show.

Josh graduated from Otis/Parsons Art Institute of Design with a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design and has been cited by Cannes Lions, The American Advertising Federation, and The Advertising Club of Los Angeles for excellence in his work. He and his wife of twenty-seven years, Dr. Angela Weltman live in Los Angeles with their two girls. Seducing Strangers is his first book.