NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

PLAYERS WORKSHOP OF THE SECOND CITY (IMPROV)

 

Traditional, digital, shopper, activation, content, multi-cultural, global, CPG, QSR, retail, pharma

DISCIPLINES

Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, well-versed in HTML, Flash and other web tech

SOFTWARE

Golf, safari/travel, music, gardening, cooking, family, friends

DOWNTIME
8/12–PRESENT
FREELANCE : CHICAGO / LA  |  ACD / INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR / CD

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.

AGENCIES: Geometry Global, Ogilvy & Mather, The Game Show Network, misc. boutiques

7/01–9/10
FREELANCE : CHICAGO / LA / NY / DUBLIN  |  ACD / INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR 

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.

AGENCIES: DDB, DraftFCB, Proximity BBDO, Saatchi X, Corbett Healthcare, MarcUSA

9/10–8/12
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.

4/98–7/01
OGILVY & MATHER : CHICAGO  |  ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Winning the global advertising for Kotex, multi-cultural for Suave.

5/92–4/98
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.

BRANDS: Sears, Suave, Kotex, Cottonelle, Breyer’s Ice Cream

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.

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