I've spent over 12 years working for some of the largest advertising agencies creating campaigns for globally recognized brands. During my time at McCann, I've worked on award winning campaigns for Cigna, Nikon, American Airlines and the US Army. I also spent over 6 years working on Verizon Wireless, Reebok and Burger King wile at McGarryBowen New York.
I bring lots of brand identity, print, 360 and television experience.
January 2016 — Present
McCann Health (Lilly) 2018
Burns Group (Earth's Best Organic, Centrum and Colombia Business School) 2017
KBS (Allstate, Vanguard, JBL) 2017
Publicis (Pharma) 2016
Possible (Black Rock Investments / iShares) 2016
Phear Creative (Jameson, Betfair and Regatta) 2016
Associate Creative Director
December 2013 - January 2016
Cigna, Nikon, Army & American Airlines
During my time as an Associate Creative Director working on Cigna, Army and Nikon. My primary tasks were to oversee concepting and day to day visual creative direction. I worked directly with the client and agency account teams to address creative briefs. My role also required me to directly partner with agencies and vendors in realizing our client’s vision. I’ve supervised both print and TV productions accounting for budget constraint and/or client expectations.
July 2010 - December 2013
Verizon Brand, Verizon Entertainment and Burger King.
As an Art Director at mcgarrybowen, I oversee and direct client creative requests for Verizon Wireless and overall Verizon Brand. As the agency of record for Verizon, mcgarrybowen sets the overall brand message for all of Verizon's marketing needs. My responsibilities include receiving creative briefs as it relates to a specific Verizon product and concepting possible solutions. I've worked on the Verizon account since mcgarrybowen won the business in 2010. During that time I have had the opportunity to work on all aspects of the brand from TV treatments and print shoots to the overall graphic language.
January 2007 - July 2010
Reebok, Chevron, Verizon, Marriott, Chase, InBev, Kraft, Disney, Century21, Crayola, The Wall Street Journal and New Business.
mcgarrybowen was my introduction to advertising. I began in the Production Studio when the studio did more than just production and more Graphic Design. I worked new business pitches and came up with graphic solutions to various design challenges. My very first assignment on day one in the studio was working on Verizon Fios pitch. mcgarrybowen's very first attempt at winning the business.
On a normal day in the studio my responsibilities would be to build and quality control the hundreds of production mechanicals that came into the studio. Because I joined the studio around it's inception, I was able to influence and implement many new procedures that aided in it's efficiency.
Freelance Production Designer
May 2005 - January 2007
While at Bauer Publishing, I worked on the company's InTouch magazine product. My responsibilities included designing some of the magazine layouts and quality controlling the final production before going out to the printer. I worked very closely with the Creative Director, writers and retouching team to ensure our final product met the standards of what our consumers have come to expect.
May 2005 - September 2006
As a Jr. Graphic Designer at Pratt publications I designed marketing material for all of Pratt Institute. I designed event merchandising for artist's visits, lectures and shows. On a larger scale I designed student handbooks, course catalogues, yearbooks, alumni correspondences and collateral fo the annual Pratt Show.
June 2004 - January 2005
Hatherleigh Press was my first creative job right out of design school. I was using Quark XPress and learned the program inside and out laying out 100+ page books for Hatherleigh. My responsibilities included flowing copy and using an elaborate set of style sheets to design and layout these large books. I also designed series of book covers and interior. At the time I considered it tedious and grueling work but I am grateful for what it taught me about working with large amounts of body copy.
November 2001 - June 2004
My stint at Banana Republic was during my time at school when I though I wanted to be an Electrical Engineer. I was a sales associate and performed duties from inventory control personell to cashier when needed.
February 2001 - September 2001
I was an Ion Wafer Inspector Technician at Inspex Inc. My responsibilities were to learn the various electronic and electrical systems of Inspex's Wafer Inspection station. I would then be sent into the field to conduct routine maintenance and repairs to the Wafer Inspector. I was trained on the Eagle 300 capable of detecting defects on all wafer sizes.
August 2000 - February 2001
At Varian Semiconductor I assembled quality controlled and tested Varian's E500 Ion Implanters. I worked on a 24hour assembly line producing Varian's very popular ion implanter for sale and shipment to semiconductor manufacturers like Intel, HP and Texas Instrument.
August 1996 - August 2000
In the United States Navy I served as an Electrician on the Amphibious Assault ship USS Ashland. As the ship's electrician I operated and maintained the ship electrical power plant. I conducted routine maintenance on all electrical equipment on board the ship to maintain full operational readiness and capability. I also qualified and served as the ship's power-plant operator demonstrating effectiveness and efficiency under high stress and casualty conditions.
During deployment to the Persian Golf in support of operation Desert Thunder and Southern Watch, I served as custodian for the ship's battery locker. Maintaining the operational readiness of the ship's two fast attack lifeboats and supply cranes.
BFA, Graphic Design
Art Institute of New York City
AOS, Graphic Design