I don't want to be challenged, I need to be. My third grade teacher explained this to my parents.
I began my career as a nontraditional creative, a jack of all trades in a digital medium that was just beginning to show it’s importance. I experimented with anything and everything at this time, mixing mediums and exploring possibilities and by doing so creating a diverse skill set that has allowed me to speak and decipher many different creative languages and act on them. I cut my teeth designing and coding websites when most were not certain what the internet was or the influence that it would eventually have.
I’ve worked at large agencies, small boutiques, strictly freelanced and have worn all the hats. I designed and helped establish the first ever internet alternate reality game (The Beast), created t-shirts for a-list rockstars and artists, designed more logos and laid out more print pages than I care to remember. I fell into becoming a professional photographer, this particular skill gives me the unique advantage when collaborating with commercial photographers, before, during and after a shoot. My love of the creative process, expert knowledge in experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and my diverse skill set makes me a true asset to anyone I work with.
Currently I’m a VP Creative Director at GTB (Global Team Blue), previously known as Team Detroit and previous to that JTW. Typically I'm involved in several different projects at any given time.
Where I studied
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Where I’ve been
GTB 2013 - Present
VP, Creative Director
MRM//McCann 2010 - 2013
Associate Creative Director
Wunderman Team Detroit 2005 - 2010
VP, SR. AD / Associate Creative Director
Razorfish, Chicago, IL 2003 - 2005
Senior Art Director
Three Mountain Group, Chicago, IL 2001 - 2003
Senior Art Director
Rare Medium Inc., Detroit, MI 1999 - 2001
Creative director, problem solver, designer, photographer, musician, story teller, mentor and motivator.
I’m really good at
Making fun of myself, making fun of others, naming that tune in one note, guessing the time of day to the minute, taking and giving criticism, not bullshitting, noticing the details and understanding the problem.
I’m told that
I’m quick, I can sometimes be funny, I’m a slow eater, I should do voice over, I give a shit, I’m honest, I should call my mother more.
5 things I could never do without
Camera, wine, guitar, manual or steptronic transmissions, Bruceploitation films.
Message me if
You’d like to discuss creating something badass together or just want to Netflix and chill.