Me: As noted above, I’m a creative director. I’m also an art director, writer, designer, leader, mentor, presenter and builder of creative departments in small, medium and large agencies and cities. I’m a husband, father and cyclist. Lastly, I’m full of energy and passion, but never full of myself.
*Not a sound negotiation tactic.
Experience: Although it doesn’t jump off the page of my resume, I’ve worked with the Goliaths and learned about running big brands with big budgets from some of the industry’s brightest minds. I’ve spent more time working with the Davids on challenger brands where I’ve learned being fiscally creative can make you capable of producing big ideas on any budget. And how being diverse helps you think outside the creative department. Applying insights from these experiences every day, makes me better.
Them: AT&T. BASF Corporation. Beaulieu of America. Citgo. Coca-Cola Company. DeVry University. Florida Tourism. GTE. Golden Cat Corporation. Lasalle Federal Savings Bank. Loyola Medicine. MacGregor Golf Company. Peterbilt Trucks. Papa John’s Pizza. Mohawk Flooring. Mid-America Bank. MasterCraft. OU Medicine. Princecraft. Prairie Heart Institute. Rock City. Sears. Shaw Floors. Suntory Water Group. United Federal Credit Union. Whirlpool Corporation.
Kudos: Communications Arts. CLIO’s. Emmy. American Advertising Awards (ADDY’s). Graphis Advertising, Design and Poster Annuals. Print Design Annuals. Creativity Annuals. US Ad Reviews, NY Festivals. Show South. Chicago Creative Club. Milwaukee 99 Shows. Mom’s Fridge. Adweek. Advertising Age. Creativity Magazine. Adcritic.com. Adsoftheworld.com. T.B.D.
Defy mediocrity. Be happy.