Summary

Executive Creative Director with extensive background in leading creative vision, ideation, strategy, and execution. Comprehensive experience working with clients, leading agency teams, and delivering award-winning work.

Substantial experience building client relationships and growing accounts, including helping acquire agency of record contracts from multiple clients. Highly proficient in leading internal and client-facing presentations of concepts, strategy, and design. Adept at leading ideation and brainstorming sessions, and applying a strong understanding of industry innovations, trends, and history.

Directed and managed a team of 100+ creative professionals across five separate offices. Considerable history of mentoring and providing leadership to team members. Experienced in serving in a Creative Lead role within multi-agency blended teams, and partnering with client-side in-house creative teams.

Passionate about creating exceptional work, growing client relationships, and elevating the proficiency and culture within internal teams.

Experience

Freelance ECD/GCD/Creative Director :: Los Angeles / Orange County / San Diego – 2014-Present
Contract assignments with Spark44, Piston/Lewis, Innocean, Stun Creative, INK, Quigley-Simpson, as well as personal clients. 

Piston, a Lewis PR Company :: VP/Executive Creative Director :: San Diego – 2016-2018
The Irvine Company, Jenny Craig, Taylor Guitars, San Diego Chargers, Rubio's, PCA Skin

Rosetta, a Publicis Agency :: SVP/Executive Creative Director :: Los Angeles, CA – 2011-2014
Samsung, Activision, Sony, Qualcomm, NHL, Dwell, Murad, Vizio 

BLITZ :: Senior Creative Director :: Los Angeles, CA – 2010-2011
Nike, FX Networks, Izze, Lincoln, Adobe

Razorfish :: Senior Creative Director :: Los Angeles, CA – 2007-2010
Intel, ESPN, Activision, Microsoft, Munchkin, FOX, Outrigger Hotels

Designory, a TBWA Agency :: Interactive Creative Director :: Long Beach, CA – 2004-2007, ACD – 2002-2004
Nissan, Infiniti, Sea Island Resorts 

Team One Advertising :: Interactive Art Director :: El Segundo, CA – 2000-2002
Lexus, Infonet

Deutsch, Inc. :: Freelance Art Director :: Los Angeles, CA – 2000
Mitsubishi Motors, DirecTV

Saatchi & Saatchi :: Art Director :: Torrance, CA – 1997-2000
Toyota, Yonex Golf, Yonex Tennis

Margo Chase Design :: Graphic Designer :: Los Angeles, CA – 1995-1996
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Los Angeles Times

Education

B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design, California State University at Long Beach
The Book Shop, Los Angeles
Hyper Island Master Class
Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Comedy
Commercial Voice-Over, UCLA Extension

Honors

MediaPost 2016 Marketing Automotive Awards, Best Interactive Campaign
Effie Awards, Winner
Appy Awards, Sports Category
W3 Awards, Gold
OMMA Awards, Best In Show, Website Excellence Category
OMMA Awards, Website Excellence - Sports Category
Webbys Award Winner
Webbys People's Voice Winner
Webbys Official Honoree
Web Marketing Association's WebAwards
Web Marketing Association's Internet Advertising Competition
ADDYs, Regional
ADDYs, San Francisco
Interactive Media Awards, Best In Class
Interactive Media Awards, Outstanding Achievement
Communication Arts, Site of the Week
Adobe Site of the Day
Featured Site, Pixel Makers
Beldings
New York Times Best Sellers List
International Automotive Advertising Awards
The One Show
Published, New Design Los Angeles
London International Ad Awards
Graphis Magazine
Graphis Student Design
Karen Toshima Scholarship (Best Portfolio, CSULB Design Program)

References

Available upon request.

Partial Client List

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