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What child decides they want to work in advertising when they’re in 1st grade? You’re looking at him.

From constantly annoying my parents about the newest Nerf or Captain Crunch commercials to redesigning all my favorite sports teams’ logos and uniforms, it was inevitable I’d become an art director. I didn’t know what advertising was at that point, but I knew it was something I loved.

I believe in the idea above all else.

I have experience across traditional, digital, social and experiential and have worked with brands big and small to create memorable advertising and design that’s effective. Here are a few of the brands I’ve partnered with:

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Also I like LOVE pizza. Seriously. I could eat it every meal, every day. I really enjoy this and this and believe in this. If we work together, you’ll probably see me eat pizza for breakfast at some point. And if we’re working late, guess what I’m suggesting for dinner?

 

EXPERIENCE

T3
Senior Art Director

2014 – Present
2014 One of Forrester Wave’s Top Innovation Agencies

• Clients include Capital One, 7-Eleven and new business
• Currently developing concepts and content across social and digital platforms
• OMMA finalist for Slurpee BYOCup campaign

nFusion
Senior Art Director
2012 – 2014
2014 AdAge Small Agency of the Year, Runner-up, Southwest

• Clients included Samsung, SanDisk, Austin Toursim, laMadeleine, Bacardi+
• Developed concepts and design for international, national and regional campaigns across digital, social and traditional platforms
• Produced and sold digital and integrated campaigns to clients
• Led and presented creative on winning laMadeleine pitch team
• Provided initial creative direction for junior teams on projects
• Won Gold Effie Award for work on the Samsung Curved TV launch campaign

Tribal DDB
Interactive Art Director
2009 – 2012
2009 AdAge Agency A-LIST

• Clients included Mountain Dew, Amp Energy, Pepsi, Bud Light, American Heart Association, Texas Lottery, Tabasco, T-Mobile
• Developed concepts and design for national campaigns across digital, social, in-store and traditional platforms
• Partnered with traditional and digital creatives to concept and sell integrated campaigns to clients
• Presented to clients for pitches and existing projects

Publicis
Art Director Intern
2008 – 2009

• Clients included Denny’s, Beano, Powerbar, Hornitos Tequila, Sauza Tequila, Juicy Juice

 

EDUCATION

The University of North Texas, 2004 – 2009
B.F.A. in Communication Design – Advertising Art Direction
Minor, Advertising Copywriting

 

AWARDS

2016 – National ADDY Awards – ReWork Project Interactive Film

2016 – Digital Best-in-show – Austin ADDY Awards – ReWork Project Interactive Film

2016 – Gold Austin ADDY Award – ReWork Project Logo

2016 – OMMA Awards Finalist – Slurpee BYOC Day Campaign

2014 –  Gold Effie Award – Samsung Curved TV Launch Campaign

2013 – Gold W3 Award – SanDisk Telling Life’s Stories from Memory Website