“I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.” — Steven Spielberg

That's always been me. No matter if it's small dreams, day dreams, or pipe dreams it all comes back to pushing for more to make those dreams a reality. It's gotten me this far. So I'll just keep on living this dream.

WORK EXPERIENCE  download  

CLIENTS

FREELANCE

2019 TO PRESENT

Creative Director

Started as a junior art director and finished my tenure as ACD. Helped to win the PNC Bank pitch, I continued to work on the account for 10 years. I lead and mentored multiple junior creatives, have produced major-brand campaigns, executed dozens of LOB campaigns for social, traditional and experiential and even created a chatbot. Throughout my experience, I’ve developed the ability to work autonomously, challenge the status quo, and multi-task under tight timelines.

DEUTSCH

2009 TO 2019

ASSOCIATE Creative Director

THAITHENTIC 

2013 TO 2015

Executive Creative Director

Lead start-up that celebrates authentic Thai food and culture. In 4 weeks, we produced the largest ever indoor Thai Food & Culture Festival in NYC and followed up with numerous pop-up restaurants and catering opportunities in New York City.

PLAYBOY

PNC Bank
Cetaphil
Sherwin-Williams
Outback
Kodak
Milk PEP
Ikea
Tylenol
Prevacid
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Live Out Loud
Gevalia Kaffe


 

TAGS

#Conceptual

#STORYTELLING

#Branding

#Design

#StrateGIC
#Leadership
#Work Ethic
#Collaborative
#Resourceful
#Adaptable
#Responsive

#Photoshop
#InDesign
#Illustrator
#Print

#Production

#Photography
#Non-profit
#Thai

 

Worked on direct marketing for the brew-it-yourself coffee brand, Gevalia Kaffe. Concepted and produced multiple direct mail campaigns while gaining an appreciation for the lost art of print production. I finally overcame my fear of public speaking.

DRAFTFCB

2008

Junior Art Director

Enlisted to get away from my hometown in Northern Virginia and see the world. My duty was to fix mission-critical radars and top secret communications equipment during deployments. I then became one of three primary repair instructors at the largest naval school for LF, HF, and VHF communications. I also became night-shift military police so I could continue my undergraduate education.

United States Navy

2000 TO 2007

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts

Graphic Design

Summer 2011

The Art Institute of California - San Diego

Bachelors of Science in Advertising

2005 TO 2008

RECOGNITION

Ad POP Awards - National Gay Media Association 2015

IPG Diversity and Inclusion Award - Best Overall Campaign 2015

AAF Most Promising Multicultural Student 2008

SAN DIEGO Student Addys - SILVER & BRONZE 2007 & 2008