Design & Art Direction

About Me

Thanks for visiting my site. In short, I’m a veteran designer and art director available for creative projects virtually or physically anywhere you might need me. If it’s just a resume you’re after,click here.

I specialize in design and art direction and tread at that point where the two meet and overlap. I’ve directed mega photo shoots for huge brands, as well as made tiny logos for non-profits. I’ve made 8k gifs that have possibly gotten more clicks than what’s currently trending on Twitter. I still draw pictures, but go to sleep dreaming in layers and masks. I curate, collect, shoot, and design the world around me. Photos, typography, ephemera (and observations thereof) are daily fixations and ever influential in my work. This provides plenty of fodder for my Instagram feed.

My career in advertising has spanned a few decades and survived a few major marketing shifts along the way: BRC’s, IRC’s, POS, GIFs, JPGs, FSIs. Whatever the space, my goal has always been the same: clear communication, unique brand representation, and a beautiful user experience.

I’ve worked at legendary and influential agencies like: Riney, McCann, 72 and Sunny, DDB, and FCB. Not to mention, the honor I’ve had to work on some incredible brands: Amazon, Apple, Levi’s, Microsoft, and Peet’s Coffee, to name a few. There’s also been some industry recognition along the way from: Archive, Creativity, CMYK, HOW, and Print Magazines, a British D&AD award, multiple Pioneer awards, an Andy, and the 1976 Kellogg’s Stick up for Breakfast contest in which I drew Snap, Crackle, and Pop at a dude ranch. I also had a five-year stint at The Academy of Art University as a full time teacher of advertising. It was there that I learned, and honed, my greatest skill: patience.

I come equipped with all the mandates one would expect; concept development, mechanical production, presentation skills, and a heavy toolbox of computer wizardry. But, there’s also some free gifts with purchase — A full knowledge of print production, social media chops, and I’m happy to get under the hood of any WordPress, Squarespace or Shopify site.

I own over 2,000 books on design, photography, and advertising that I pamper and fawn over religiously. They frequently make celebrity appearances on my Instagram feed, #whateverdesign

I look forward to partnering with you on your next creative endeavor or discussing future projects. Thanks for stopping by!