I help build powerful product experiences for tech startups, enterprise-scale brands, and advertising agencies globally. I use a consumer first approach that blends human experience design with creative marketing.


Direct to Brand

2017–2019, Google, Royal Caribbean, SkyScanner, JetSmarter

Agency Experience

2018, The Community, Freelance Creative Director
2013–2016, SapientNitro, Executive Creative Director
2013, 72andSunny, Los Angeles, Freelance Creative Director
2012, Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Freelance Creative Director
2010–2012, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Interactive Creative Director
2009–2011, 180 Amsterdam, Executive Creative Director, Digital
2006–2009, Saatchi & Saatchi, Creative Director, Digital
2005–2006, FCB, Global Interactive Creative Director
2001 – 2005, Ogilvy & Mather, Associate Creative Director

Skills

• Thought Leader on Technology and Innovation
• Creative Leadership, Mentoring, Culture-Building
• Organizational and Operational Management
• CEO / CMO Whisperer
• Hands-on Thinking, Doing, & Making
• User Experience & User Interface Design
• Expert with Sketch, Principle, InVision, Full Adobe CS suite
• Systematic thinking, rapid prototyping, fast-failing and quick-learning


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Education

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Industrial Design



Speaking Engagements

2015, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia
2014, AICP Next Awards, Miami Beach, Florida
2011, See Change, University of Minnesota
2010, Creative Lounge, Amsterdam
2008, OMMA Video Conference, Los Angeles
2008, An Evening at Maker Faire, Internet Week, New York
2008, Digital Hollywood, Advertising Week, New York


Teaching Positions

2011-12, Miami Ad School, Interactive Campaigns


Awards

2017, The Webby Awards, The Miami Heat App
2015, Addy Awards, I Am ADT
2015, Mobius Awards, I Am ADT
2014, The Clio Awards, ESPN X-Games Trick Track
2014, The Webby Awards, ESPN X-Games Trick Track
2014, New York Festivals, Vitaminwater Make Boring Brilliant
2014, Webby Awards, Target #kidsgotstyle
2012, One Show, MetLife Remember Me
2012, Andy Awards, MetLife Alzheimer's Print
2011, Andy Award, Vitaminwater, Energy Bus Shelter
2010, FWA Site of the Day, Remember Me
2010, Cannes Cyber Lions, adidas MatchTracker
2010, FWA Site of the day, adidas MatchTracker
2010, Contagious issue 23, adidas MatchTracker
2010, Contagious issue 22, adidas All-Star Weekend
2009, World Retail Award, JCPenney Beware of the Doghouse
2008, Cannes Cyber Lions, Wheaties Weightlifter
2008, FWA Site of the Day, JCPenney The JCPenney Club
2008, One Show Interactive, JCPenney Rock Your Look
2008, FWA Site of the Day, JCPenney Rock Your Look
2008, ADDY Gold, Wendy’s Jalapeño Double Melt Explosion
2008, FWA Site of the Day, Wendy’s Hot Juicy Burgers for Life
2008, Webby Awards Honoree, Wendy’s Jalapeño Double Melt Explosion
2008, PointRoll Beanie Award, Wendy’s Jalapeño Double Melt Explosion
2008, Cannes Lions, Agency of the Year Saatchi & Saatchi
2008, Cannes Lions, Film Cyberbullying
2008, The Clio Awards, Folgers Tolerate Mornings
2006, Creativity Magazine, Motorola Peblpond
2006, FCS Awards, Best In Show Ameritrade Mr. Active
2005, Communication Arts, Ameritrade 21st Century campaign
2004, The Echo awards, Ameritrade Last Market Hour campaign
2004, Effie Awards, Ameritrade Last Market Hour campaign
2005, Forbes Magazine, Best of The Web Ameritrade
2001, One Show Interactive, Audi TT launch China
2001, One Show Interactive, ONDCP anti-drug campaign
2000, Communication Arts design annual, Jaguar.com
2000, London International Advertising Awards, Jaguar.com
2000, London International Advertising Awards, ONDCP
2000, One Show Interactive, Jaguar.com

 
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