Various Ad Agencies & Companies Los Angeles, CA
Creative Director/Marketing Consultant 5/19 - Present
Work with companies and their marketing partners to concept, create and produce meaningful products and narratives in broadcast, mobile, print, social and web.
Current clients: A Healing Place, Ashton Woods Homes, Astralcom Digital Business Solutions, BrainWire Strategic Marketing, Cancer Support Community, Casa Pacifica, CDMG, Inc., Chris Stevenson Fitness Consultant & Motivational Speaker, Easy Motion Electric Bikes, Joseph Cabaret/MD, Hill Lithography, Pedego Electric Bikes, Stevenson Fitness
AmaWaterways River Cruises Calabasas, CA
in-House Creative Director (freelance) 1/19 - 4/19
Responsible for creating, developing and supervising all forms of in-house creative media, consisting of video, digital, collateral and print for the AmaWaterways River Cruises brand, including trade and consumer advertising as well as onboard ship material. Supervised creative process and gave guidance to the creative team of five (designers, copywriters and videographer). Worked in conjunction with Brand Strategist to develop and implement marketing initiatives.
Hawthorne Los Angeles, CA
Associate Creative Director/Art (freelance) 3/12 - 12/18
Worked with staff ACD/Writers in creating, concepting and art directing the agency clients as well as creating the agency's brand identity (style guide, website, print and digital campaign). Also, supervised freelance art directors, editors and motion graphics artists. Worked in partnership with agency producers in the development of broadcast and digital production. Assisted in pitching and winning new business.
Agency clients: ABC Mouse, Black+Decker Vacuum, Broan Nutone QuicKit, Build.com, CreditOne Bank, Charter Spectrum, DentalPlans.com, Dyson Vacuums, Fingerhut, Gerber Life, La-Roche-Posay/Anthelios, Hamilton Beach, HomeAdvisor, Nutone Quickit, It's just Lunch, ResMed S+, Sengled Pulse, Spectrum Business, Transamerica, VariDesk, 3M Command.
Astralcom Advertising & Marketing Lakewood, CA
Offsite Executive Creative Director 7/03 - 12/18
Supervise and create print and digital for the following clients: AdLibria Creative Marketing Services, A Healing Place/The Estates, Airplane Gastropub, Ashton Woods Homes, Burrissimo Italian Food, Casa Pacifica, Daylight Transport, Gehan Homes, H&H Homes, Joseph Cabaret/MD, Long Beach Water Department, Olson Homes, Preserved TreeScape. Lead new business team to pitch and win new business.
Wingman Media Culver City, CA
Creative Director/Art (freelance) 4/17 - 12/17
Concepted, art directed and supervised production of Jacuzzi Brand Hot Tubs broadcast campaign. Including selection and supervision of director, producer, production company, production/set designer, director, editor/motion graphics artist and casting. As well as acted as in-house agency producer.
Cline Davis & Mann Playa Vista, CA
Art Supervisor (freelance) 10/14 - 12/14
Created print and digital marketing material for the following pharma clients: Acadia, Amgen, Gilead
Havas Edge (Euro RSCG Edge) Hollywood, CA
Associate Creative Director/Art (freelance) 5/09 - 9/11
Responsible for creating, concepting and art direction on agency DRTV commercials (long and short form). Also supervised art directors, copywriters and motion graphics artists. Worked in partnership with agency producers.
DRTV clients: Humane Society of the United States, DIRECTV, Bill Phillips' Transformation, MaxClarity Acne Medication, Blockbuster Entertainment, Car MD, Assurant Health, TAGG Pet Tracker, Body Solutions, LifeLock, Quicken One Reverse Mortgage, Ninja Food & Drink Maker,
Freelance Los Angeles, CA
Art/Creative Director 2/08 - 5/09
Clients: AAAZA, AdLibria Creative Marketing Services, Astralcom Digital Business Solutions, BH Bikes, BH Fitness, BrainWire Strategic Marketing, Cancer Support Community, CDM/LA, CDMG, Inc., Easy Motion Electric Bikes, Euro RSCG Edge (Havas Edge), Fareportal, Flypsie App, GetSetFly.com, Hawthorne Direct, Hill Lithography, LocalZonely Geofence Marketing, Pedego Electric Bikes, Prolific Beings, Rotary Club of Woodland Hills, Shaky City Coffee Co., spcaLA, Stevenson Fitness,
Rapp/LA El Segundo, CA
Associate Creative Director/Art (freelance) 4/06 - 1/08
Worked with Creative Director and ACD/Writers in the creation of broadcast, print, and digital for the following clients: Bank of America, DIRECTV, Toyota Financial Services. Assisted in pitching and winning new business and addition assignments from existing clients.
AitchisonLee Advertising & Marketing Westlake Village, CA
Founding Partner | Creative Director/Art 7/03 - 1/08
Worked directly with all clients to create and implement marketing strategies and media planning/buying efforts in print, promotions and digital environments. Supervised freelance art directors, copywriters, print studio artists and account directors in creation of these efforts.
Clients: Adlibria Creative Marketing Services, Affinity Group, Inc., Big Dogs Clothing, Camping World RoadCare Service, DirecTV, Forrest Properties, Good Sam Club, Hill Lithography, Osman Realtors, Rapp Collins Worldwide, Robin’s Nest Fine Furniture, , Sayrelyn’s Culinary Classics, Shaky City Coffee Company, Sharpiro & Sons Plumbing Services, spcaLA, Symark International, The Walking Company, United in Light Draft Horse Sanctuary, The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. Lead new business team to pitch and win new business.
The Kruger Group Los Angeles, CA
Founding VP/Creative Director 2/02 - 6/03
Worked directly with clients to create and implement strategies and marketing materials for all their advertising efforts in print and digital environments. Supervised art directors, copywriters and print studio artists in creation of these efforts.
Clients: Ashton Woods Homes, Astralcom, Brass Tacks, DR Horton (project basis), Hometown America, SMC (Sales & Marketing Council). Pitched and won new business.
Freelance Los Angeles, CA
ACD/Creative Director 7/01 - 1/02
Clients: Aspen Marketing, Beverly Center, Halsted Communications, Universal Studios Hollywood, Simon Marketing, Pepsi-Cola, TLPartnership, Handheld Productions, Hill Lithography, Tricom Production.
E! Networks Los Angeles, CA
ACD/Creative Director (freelance) 10/00 - 6/01
Worked with in-house Senior Designer and writers in the creation of collateral & print advertising for E! Networks (E!, Style., E! Online).
The Cimarron Group (CBO) Hollywood, CA
Creative Director (freelance) 4/00 - 9/00
Responsible for day-to-day creative supervision and creation of print, collateral & in-park signage forUniversal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk. Also assisted on Disney On Ice
Ryan Partnership/LA (Catapult Marketing) Marina del Rey, CA
Founding VP/Creative Director 10/96 - 3/00
Founded Los Angeles office and build creative department from the ground up. Worked directly with clients to create and implement marketing strategies for all their promotional efforts in print, digital and broadcast.
Supervised team of art directors, copywriters and print studio artists in creation of these efforts for the following clients: California Federal Bank, Dannon Yogurt, Minute Maid, NetZero, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Kal Kan Foods (Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, Waltham, Pedigree Prime), Kal Kan Business Development (worked with retailers such as Target, Walmart, K-mart), Uncle Ben’s Foods, Heineken USA, Pillsbury, Calistoga, Perrier, Pharmanex and Interplay. Additionally responsible for supervision of traffic department, print production manager and mac production studio. Also, lead creative team on pitching and winning new business.
DDB/Needham/LA Promotions Los Angeles, CA
Creative Director/Promotions 10/95 - 10/96
Worked directly with clients to create and implement marketing strategies for all their promotional efforts in print and broadcast. Supervised art directors, copywriters and producers in creation of these efforts. Worked extensively with DDB/Needham Direct division on special projects.
Clients: California Pistachios, Cigna Healthcare, Gramercy Pictures, Los Angeles Times, Paramount Farms, Sunkist Fruit Roll, Universal Studios, Qualex Film Developing and Wells Fargo Bank. As well as pitched and won new business.
School of Visual Arts New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree/Advertising
Addy Bronze Award
Communicator Awards 3 Excellence, 7 Distinction Statues
Davey Awards 4 Silver Statues
DotComm Awards Platinum Statue
ERA Moxie Awards Best Short Form
Graphis Type 4 Gold Award
Hermes Creative Awards Platinum, 2 Gold, 2 Honorable Mention Statues
Nationals Best Broker’s Promotion
Pioneer Awards Gold & Silver Awards
spcaLA Corporate Supporter of the Year
Telly Awards 2 Silver, 5 Bronze Statues
W3 3 Silver Statues
Graphis Type Book 4 - Best Type In Use:
AirCraft Gastropub logo
LogoLounge Book Series:
Master Library Initial & Crest Logos baCreative logo
Book 9 AirCraft Gastropub logo
Adobe CC Acrobat, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Photoshop
Apple OS iMovie, Keynote, Pages
Microsoft Outlook, Powerpoint, Word
Google Drive, Docs, Keep, Slides
Freemasons Master Mason (3rd Degree)
Karate Yi Dan (2nd Degree) Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
Golf, Hiking, Pickle Ball, Tennis, Yoga