Executive Creative Director

I started out as an art director, but I've always enjoyed writing. More than anything, I like to build and create. Sometimes it's vintage bikes or cars, but most of my time is spent building brands. I’ve worked on many, ranging from Levi's jeans to Whiskas cat food. I especially love working on anything with wheels. 

I like big ideas that transcend media and influence every touch point, from product and package design to interactive and broadcast.

I like getting my hands dirty and being involved in the painstaking details, but I also enjoy teaching and leading.

I got my creativity from my grandfather (a California impressionist painter) and my work ethic from the Marines. I bring both to the table, no matter what I’m building or creating.


Experience 

Saatchi & Saatchi, Executive Creative Director 2010 - present 

Siltanen & Partners, Creative Director 2007 - 2010 

TBWA\Chiat\Day, Creative Director 1997 - 2007 

The Richards Group, Art Director 1992 -1997 

Los Angeles Times 1992 Summer Internship 

Achievements 

Mayor of Tool City on Foursquare 

Cannes 

D&AD 

The One Show 

Communication Arts 

Art Directors Annual 

Effies 

Brands

Toyota, Sony Playstation, Levi’s, Annheuser-Busch, Nissan/Infiniti, Energizer, Taco Bell, Whiskas Cat Food, Pennzoil Motor Oil, Shell Automotive Products, Hoover Vacuum Cleaners, Indian Motorcycles, Continental Airlines, Motel 6, G. Heilman Brewing, TGI Friday’s, Panda Express, Quiznos, King’s Hawaiian 

Education 

East Texas State University - Portfolio Classes with the legend, Rob Lawton 

Western Kentucky University - Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Journalism 

U.S.M.C. - Artillery (thankfully no combat) Honorable Discharge 

Electrician, Construction Worker, Waiter, Bus Boy, Ditch Digger, Farmer