I am a cross-disciplinary creative thinker, problem solver, and doer driven by the desire to see great ideas come to life.
I am an award-winning art director, photographer, and videographer—ultimately, I love the challenge of telling evocative and compelling stories that move people to action. I pride myself on developing creative assets that are strategically-driven, compelling, well-designed, and ultimately achieve the strategic goals of the client. I believe my most valuable skill is my ability to be both left- and right-brained and effectively coalesce strategic, creative, and technical thinking.
ideation, Direction, cinematography, editing
I've directed, filmed, and edited broadcast commercials, branded content, and mini-documentaries for social media, conferences, tradeshows, and fundraisers. Clients include American Express, National Association of Realtors, Eli Broad College of Business, Albion College, Shubb Capos, Northfield Mandolins, and many more.
Creative Direction, STRATEGY, UI/UX, Visual DESIGN
My interactive work includes end-to-end creative direction, UI/UX, and visual design for international instrument manufacturers, universities and graduate schools, marketing agencies, automotive manufacturers, and banks. I've also been contracted by the incredibly talented team at mStoner to art direct and execute visual design for higher education clients such as North Carolina School of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Johns Hopkins University. My work with mStoner earned various awards and recognition from The Webby Awards, W3, Honors Awwwards, Interactive Media Awards, and Webaward among others.
Portraiture, Editorial, Lifestyle, Product
For the past 20 years I’ve been photographing lifestyle, portrait, and product images for various commercial and corporate clients. My photography projects have taken me to Barcelona, Istanbul, Melbourne, Cannes, Palm Beach, Seattle, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Packaging, Direct Mail, CRM, Album Art
As the Creative Director at Plan B Advertising in Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood, I directed CRM campaigns for Jaguar and Volvo which included primarily direct mail components with accompanying tradeshow, interactive, email, video, and event assets. I also led the creative development for 10+ successful RFP responses for clients such as Volvo, Merisant, McDavid, Azteca Foods, and Equal. In addition to creative direction for print, I've been doing art direction and branding for small businesses, musicians, breweries, and others for nearly 20 years.