Experience

 

Associate Creative Director @ Jacobs Agency
Chicago, IL   2017 - Current
Nathan's Famous, Armour, Carando, Margherita, Healthy Ones, Patrick Cudahy, Now Foods

Expertise delivering strategic creative for global brands and the people who matter to them. Creative lead across 7 CPG brands, responsible for campaign ideation through execution, providing creative direction to internal teams and pan-agency creative teams, while managing cross channel deliverables. Providing mentorship and growth opportunities for team members. Fostering collaboration amongst account, creative, and client relationships, as well as leading new business pitches. 


Associate Creative Director @ Juice Interactive
Chicago, IL   2015 - Current
Behr, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Allstate, Paris Presents, TraderPlanet, Insurance Information Institute

Responsible for creative team leadership and developing conceptual work for multiple clients in a fast-paced environment. Working collaboratively with other discipline leads (UX, Content Strategy, Technology, Copy, Research, Accounts) facilitating cross-discipline understanding and knowledge. This allows for well-rounded and well-executed deliverables that align with the desired customer journey.  Fostering client relationships while providing creative team management, resourcing, and mentorship.


Art Director @ The Marketing Store
Chicago, IL   2013 - 2015
McDonald’s, Venetian, Discover, General Growth Properties, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Responsible for concepting and creating innovative designs for both digital and traditional campaigns as well as intuitive user experiences. Collaborated with copywriters, photographers and developers to meet crucial deadlines and deliver on strategy work. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web standards guided creative integrity through the development process. Experience presenting and selling creative ideas to team members, account management and clients.

  •  3 years as Art Director for all online components of McDonald's Monopoly, the world’s largest promotional campaign with over 24MM visitors and 120MM codes entered
  •  Created direct mail campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago that generated over $750,000 in donations

Associate Art Director @ The Marketing Store
Chicago, IL   2011 - 2013
McDonald’s, MINUTE MAID, Coca-Cola, Southern Comfort

Responsible for delivering flawless executions for online and traditional marketing campaigns. Collaborated with copywriters, illustrators, photographers and developers to deliver creative solution for multiple fortune 500 companies. Concepted and created engaging online brand experiences that drove results.


Visual Design Lead @ Columbia College Advertising Practicum
Chicago, IL   2011 - 2011

Managed design, branding solutions and print production for the Columbia College Advertising Practicum book. The assigned client was JC Penney, which my team was tasked with shifting perceptions and creating a fully integrated marketing campaign to re-launch the brand. This book was presented in Detroit, MI for the Regional American Ad Federation Student Competition and won first place.


Assistant @ Simple.Honest.Work
Chicago, IL   2009 - 2010

Hired on to help Scott Thomas, the Design Director of the Obama campaign,  start Simple.Honest.Work. Managed print production for the book “Designing Obama” and designed promotional marketing material for the press release. Worked in the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as implemented designs into HTML and CSS. Created user experience documents, information architecture plans and mood boards to assist with project presentations to clients. Responsible for presentation design, operations and project management. 


Education

Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Advertising Art Direction
Chicago IL  -  2007 - 2011

 


Awards

Tempo Award
2013 McDonald’s Monopoly
Integrated Marketing Campaign -1st place

2011 McDonald’s Monopoly
Loyalty/Frequency Marketing Campaign Creative 1st place

Interactive Marketing Award
2011 McDonald’s Monopoly
1st place

American Advertising Federation
2011 National Student Competition
JCP - District 6 1st place