graduatED  from  THE  Kansas  City  Art  Institute  with  a  BFA.
majorED  in  Design.  livin'  that  dream  ever  since.
Creative  Director

As the Campaign & Digital Creative Director, I lead teams of Art Directors, Copywriters, and Designers to define the current and future vision of the REI brand and integrated campaigns. Projects include but are not limited to Brand Narrative expressions, Holiday Campaigns, Annual Brand Campaigns, and new product launches. Also involved in team structures, marketing visions, resourcing, process, and strategy projects that requires cross-function collaboration.

Creative  Director
AKQA |  NEW YORK  |  OCT 2021—APR 2022
Creative Director overseeing Moncler's "Mondogenius" 2021 fashion show. Led team of art directors, designers, copywriters, producers, and production vendors/partners to ensure tight client deadlines were met. Also led projects for Clinova Healthcare, McCormick, P&G, Meta, Maserati, and RobinHood.

Creative  Director

Creative Director on the U.S. Army, United States Postal Service, Great Wolf Lodge, Cigna, eBay, and Sony Playstation accounts, overseeing digital, direct mail and innovation projects. I managed various teams of art directors, copywriters, and designers on day-to-day duties as well as a variety of new business efforts. Collaboration with user experience, strategy, account, and development teams is critical throughout the entire process.

associate  Creative  Director
Possible  |  Seattle  |  Oct 2015—Oct 2017

Creative lead on AT&T account, overseeing all myAT&T projects. I managed the creation of numerous original content pieces for social, broadcast, print, digital and event based experiences, helping to grow and sustain the business. I managed a team of art directors, copywriters, and designers across numerous locations, ensuring all creative needs were managed to allow for the best product to be produced. Also involved with a variety of new business efforts as well as internal creative processes. Collaboration with in-house content studio, strategy, account, and development teams was critical.
SENIOR  Art  Director
POP  |  Seattle  |  Oct 2012—Oct 2015

Directed a team of (senior/production) designers from conceptual development to project delivery, ensuring goals, timelines and client requests were managed throughout while working with all departments throughout the creative process. Clients included Target, OldNavy, Bigcommerce, Starbucks and various new business efforts.

SENIOR  Art  Director
Bernstein-Rein  |  Kansas City  |  Nov 2011—Oct 2012

Lead art director, overseeing creative duties for designers and strategists in order to create traditional and interactive projects for various accounts. Clients included Hostess Snack Cakes, Wonder Bread, Nature’s Pride Breads, Banfield Pet Hospital, Haverty's Furniture, McDonald’s and various new business efforts.

Art  Director
VML  |  Kansas City  |  Jan 2010—Nov 2011

Created interactive materials for various clients while collaborating with user experience, motion graphic, flash development, HTML development, research and account departments. Clients included Whole Foods Market, Rip Curl Surfing, Hershey's, Southwest Airlines, Level (3) Communications, Carlson Hotels, WWE and various new business efforts.

Art  Director
TwoWest, Inc.  |  Kansas City  |  Jun 2007—Jan 2010

Led the creation of branding, print materials, photo shoots, motion graphics, press checks and in-store installations on various accounts. Clients included Sprint, The Roasterie Coffee, Baker University, Fort Dodge, ProMeris Flea & Tick Control, DeLaSalle High School and The American Diabetes Association.

Muller + Co.  |  Kansas City  |  Sep 2006—Jun 2007

Day to day production duties. Over saw The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy 2006 holiday print collateral project. Other clients included The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Everest Communications and Muller + Co. internal projects.

KCAI  |  Kansas City   |  Oct 2005—Jun 2007

Created communications/advertisements for the Kansas City Art Institute. Pieces included but not limited to Commencement materials, Visiting Artists posters, way-finding systems, buttons and postcards.