About me

I was born in New York and studied in New York City but have called Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit home for the past two decades. I've found a great deal of value in learning about life from each city I've lived in... I try to bring that perspective to everything I do inside and outside of work.

At The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, I had a unique upbringing in the world of Graphic Design and Advertising. Surrounded by Fashion, Toy and Interior Designers as well as Fine Artists and Illustrators, the influence from what we saw and absorbed gave us a unique perspective on the world and creativity. We were a merry bunch of misfits at FIT, and we devoured and were influenced by everything around us.

During my years in the business, work I've been lucky enough to contribute to has been recognized by The One Show, The Clios, D&AD and Cannes amongst others. My passion for landscape photography has taken me on adventures all over the US as well as trips to Iceland and Patagonia thus far. I am also proud to have illustrated gig posters for bands including The 1975, Chevelle, Bleachers and Jimmy Eat World, which adorn the walls of the historic St. Andrews Hall, The Fillmore and other venues in Detroit.

I try to bring my love of art + activism to life in support of social issues including supporting the LGBTQA+ Community and taking on Social Justice and The Gun Violence Pandemic in the US.

Skills

Advertising, Art Direction, Brand / Logo Design, concept development, Creative Direction, Digital Marketing, Print Design, Strategy Planning

Sector Experience

Advertising, Automotive, Beverages, Branding, Charity / Not for profit, Cinema, Digital (SEO, PPC, SEM...), Film (Short / Documentary), Food & Beverages, Footwear & Accessories, Household Goods, Marketing, Music, New Media, Radio, Retail, Sports, Telecoms, Television, Travel

Awards

Art Director’s Club - Merit, Clios - Silver, Communication Arts Competition, D&AD Award - In-book, Effie\'s - Gold, One Show - Gold Pencil, Webby Award

Clients

chevrolet, nike, adidas, Orbit Gum, Foot Locker, Wrigley, Cruzan Rum, Captain Morgan Rum, Don Julio Tequila, CDF,

Ranking
#30 Ranked Art Director
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Achievements
Annual 2019 Silver36,231 Dots - The NRA and American PoliticsIllustration Annual 2019 ShortlistEVOLVE ProteinAnimation Annual 2019 Shortlist36,231 Dots - The NRA and American PoliticsWeb Annual 2018 ShortlistLIVE NATION Tour PostersIllustration Annual 2018 ShortlistCamaro 50th AnniversaryIllustration
Project featured:LEGO Batman :60
on 19th April 2017
Project featured:Camaro 50th Anniversary
on 24th April 2017
Project featured:LIVE NATION Tour Posters
on 14th July 2017
Project featured:Hot Wheels Camaro
on 16th November 2017
Project featured:SKIPPY Peanut Butter UK
on 19th February 2019
Project featured:Tiny Doors, Big Pride.
on 15th July 2019
On the web
Contract
Perm
Location
Chicago
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Languages
Engish
Creativepool member since 14 April 2017