I’m passionate about building brands. Whether that brand is my client or my agency, I shoot for the most creative, effective and efficient way to make that brand the best. Armed with an arsenal of experience from above the line, below the line and the stuff that blurs the line, I’ll do everything humanly possible to ensure we all shine.
FREELANCE : CHICAGO / LA | ACD / INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR / CD
AGENCIES: Geometry Global, Ogilvy & Mather, The Game Show Network, misc. boutiques
BRANDS: Ford, Coke, Zico Coconut Water, Jim Beam, Pinnacle Vodka, Glade, Raid, Off, Scrubbing Bubbles, Huggies, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott, Kotex, Kraft, Nokia, JC Penney, Technicolor, Internet On-the-Go Hotspot, Beat the Chef Game Show
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Keeping myself busy and my clients (and their clients) happy.
DRAFT FCB : ORANGE COUNTY | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BRANDS: Sony Electronics, new business
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Set up/led the shopper department and sony electronics account. Managed team of up to 8 people. Blu-ray Disc™ players went from #3 to #1 in 2011.
FREELANCE : CHICAGO / LA / NY / DUBLIN | ACD / INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR
AGENCIES: DDB, DraftFCB, Proximity BBDO, Saatchi X, Corbett Healthcare, MarcUSA
BRANDS: Kmart, Wrigley, vTech Toys, Midol, Aleve, Budweiser Select, Laughing Cow Cheese, Dell, Lenscrafters, Toys R Us, Culver’s Restaurants, Sears, Auto Zone, WMS Gaming, True Value, GGP Malls, Pharma
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Built long-term freelance relationships and got a multi-disciplinary insider’s view to the best agencies and brands—soaking up works and what doesn’t.
OGILVY & MATHER : CHICAGO | ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BRANDS: Sears, Suave, Kotex, Cottonelle, Breyer’s Ice Cream
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Winning the global advertising for Kotex, multi-cultural for Suave.
HAL RINEY & PARTNERS : CHICAGO | ART DIRECTOR
BRANDS: Bally Fitness, Bell South, Kinko’s, Serta, Subway Restaurants, Ulta3 Stores, Midway Games, Zany Brainy, John Nuveen Investments, new business
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Art Director on the team that won a 40MM BellSouth Olympic project. Learned from an amazing team that won just about every account they pitched.
Traditional, digital, shopper, activation, content, multi-cultural, global, CPG, QSR, retail, pharma
Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, well-versed in HTML, Flash and other web tech
Golf, safari/travel, music, gardening, cooking, family, friends
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
PLAYERS WORKSHOP OF THE SECOND CITY (IMPROV)