Work Experience

Portland, OR, USA
Mar 2014 – Present
Sq1 West
SVP Executive Creative Director

I’m grateful to be heading up a terrific group of talented folks: UX Gurus, Art Directors, Copywriters, CD’s, Brand Strategists, Paid Media Geeks and Insightful Account Directors. Everyone at Sq1 contributes to our magic formula to improve customer conversion.

We’re a dynamic group of digital storytellers. My roll is to ensure we’re bringing those brand stories to life in the most compelling way possible, so what we end up with is a real page-turner.
Miami, FL, USA
Sep 2010 – Jan 2014
Marca Miami
Creative Director
Helped agency win Norwegian Cruise Line business in late 2010. Hired as Creative Director to oversee all work for Norwegian, including direct mail, email acquisition campaigns, websites, landing pages and video content. Responsible for managing and mentoring creative teams, hiring new staff, and meeting with top clients. Other accounts include Dish Network and Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficing, where our commercial was announced as a Silver Winner at the 2013 London International Awards.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 2009 – Sep 2010
Creative Director / Writer
Freelanced for a year in Los Angeles. Wrote and produced TV spots for Chase Online Banking and Jeep. Helped Famous Interactive pitch the Mitsubishi Motors account and wrote their new website – Became a writer for The Huffington Post, a news website and aggregated blog based in New York. Began freelancing at Marca Miami on project work from Norwegian Cruise Line.
Portland, OR, USA
Sep 2005 – Sep 2009
Bradshaw Advertising
Creative Director
Brought in to give agency a new heartbeat and improve creative product. Created new identity for agency, including writing and producing new website. Improved quality of work for existing clients. Directed and produced TV commercials and video content. Managed and mentored creative teams. Restructured internal systems to allow for better creative product. Worked with account planners to tighten creative platforms. Created more polished RFP responses for new business development. Responsible for $4M in new business in less than two years.
Irvine, CA, USA
Mar 2003 – Sep 2005
Cheil Communications
Associate Creative Director
Worked as second in command to North American Creative Director in New York. Responsible for creating and overseeing consumer and cross-channel advertising for Samsung Electronics. Assisted Cheil offices in New York, Canada, Europe and South Korea. Shot global TV spot for Samsung in Iceland. Created print campaign for Samsung displays picked up by offices in Italy, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. Featured in both Archive Magazine and Communication Arts.
New York, NY, USA
Apr 1999 – Mar 2003
Freelance Writer
Senior Writer
Contracted by agencies such as Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners, Leo Burnett, Berlin Cameron and Partners, Young & Rubicam, Grey Worldwide and the Independent Film Channel (IFC). Served as acting Creative Director for Armando Hernandez at Y&R Miami. Won Mayors Jewelers account for agency. Sold and produced national brand campaign for Mayors Jewelers, international TV for Texaco and Sony Latin America, international outdoor campaign for Featured in Archive Magazine, Volume 4 - 2001 for Giro Bike Helmets.
Dallas, TX, USA
Apr 1995 – Nov 1998
DDB Needham
Began working for Jim Ferguson on accounts like Midway Home Entertainment, GTE, The Dallas Morning News, FOOTACTION, and Texas Commerce Bank. Won Gold Creativity awards for Midway Home Entertainment and Vivero Gym (pro bono).
Dallas, TX, USA
May 1993 – Mar 1995
Junior Writer
First job after graduating from Portfolio Center. Primary accounts were American Airlines and Bank of America. Won a Gold Clio for American Airlines poster and a Silver National Addy for some pro-bono work. Also made the CA photo annual for Dallas International Sports Commission.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Jan 1990 – Jun 1992
Portfolio Center
Associates Degree
Memphis, TN, USA
University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science
Full music scholarship


London International Awards
Archive Magazine
Volume 4

Archive Magazine
Volume 4

Communication Arts Magazine
Photo Annual

National Addys
Silver (2)


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