Experience

Freelance Associate Creative Director/Art Director/Artist, Freelance, 1/2017 - Present
Created commissioned artwork for new product launch.
Concepted and art directed creative work for various clients.
Increased personal social media reach by +8000 followers.
Clients: Nike, The Company

Associate Creative Director/Art Director, Love Advertising, 3/2016 - 1/2017
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients. 
Wrote creative briefs, positioning statements and strategies that resulted in two new business wins.
Fostered great relationships with clients through listening, collaboration and producing effective work.
Won various local awards. 
Clients: Home Service Plus, CenterPoint Energy, Joe’s Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern and Tap

Freelance Associate Creative Director/Art Director, 8/2015 - 3/2016
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Clients: Global Prairie, Langrand, Love Advertising

Associate Creative Director/Art Director, The Company of Others, Houston, 8/2011 - 8/2015
Invented, designed, prototyped, marketed, advertised and sold a product as a PSA.
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local and international awards.  
Helped win new business with innovative work and presentations.
Clients: Realism, Waste Management, Windstream, Phillips Aviation, Clockwork Home Services

Associate Creative Director/Art Director, Ogilvy Atlanta, 7/2010 - 8/2011
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local and international awards.  
Clients: Durex, Zoosk.com, vitaminwater, Coca-Cola

Senior Art Director, BBDO Atlanta, 11/2005 - 7/2010
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local and international awards.  
Helped win new business with innovative work and presentations.
Clients: REI, Capital One, Georgia-Pacific, Peace Corps, Georgia Power, Embassy Suites, Dell

Art Director, Arnold, Boston, 7/2004 - 9/2005
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local, national and international awards. 
Clients: Titleist, Fidelity, truth, Celebrity Cruises, Boston Market, Timberland

Art Director, BBDO Atlanta, 5/2001 - 7/2004
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local and international awards. 
Clients: Cingular Wireless, Peace Corps, Georgia Natural Gas, ING

Teacher (part time) The Creative Circus, 8/2001 - 10/2001

Art Director, MRA, Atlanta, 1/2000 - 5/2001
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local awards. 
Clients: Ducati Atlanta, Shields Meat Market

Art Director, Larry Smith & Assoc, Atlanta, 1/1999 - 1/2000
Concepted, art directed and produced creative work for various clients.
Won various local awards.
Various local clients

 

Skills

Conceptual, Art Direction, Design, Typography, Social, Digital, Video, Integrated, Experiential, Stunts,
TV, Print, Outdoor, New Business, Positioning, Strategy, Retouching, Vector Illustrations, Product Design,
Prototyping, Fabrication

 

Industries

B2B, Startups, Beverage, Finance, Non-Profit, Technology, Lifestyle, Packaged Goods, Restaurant, Retail

 

What I Make

Video, TV, Logos, Posters, GIFs, Digital, Social, Storyboards, Print, Outdoor, Integrated, Campaigns,
Digital Content, Social Media Content, Brand Positionings, Creative Briefs, Mood Boards,
Product Designs, Prototypes, Products, Logos, Packaging, Art, Sculptures

 

Awards

Cannes (Bronze Lion), One Show (2 Gold, 2 Bronze Pencils), Communication Arts Advertising Annual
(5 appearances), Art Directors Club (Merit), Archive Magazine (3 appearances), London International
Awards (winner), Clio (Gold), Atlanta Addy’s (Judges Award, multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze),
Houston Addy's (Best of Show Digital), Hatch (multiple bowls)

 

Press

Artnet news, Fox News, Untitled Magazine, New York Observer, Stylus, LuxuryStandard.com,
TechCocktail.com, INSIDER art, Booooooom.com, VexxdMagazine.com, UpperPlayground.com

 

Education

Udemy.com, Lynda.com, YouTube.com
Creative Circus, Area of Study, Advertising

 

Technical Proficiency 

Very Good: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign  
Good: Premiere, After Effects, Word, PowerPoint, Timesheets