Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One.
I’m the son of a Creative Director over 20 years experience creating the strategy, concepting and design for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 100 brands and innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have over 15 years transforming agency and in-house teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work that changes industries and companies.
My work is created through an inclusive creative process that blends world-class design with consumer-based insights and innovative executions that drive consumer loyalty and the bottom line. As a result of this work, I have been asked to work as a partner with brands like Apple, Google, IBM, 53, InVision, Adobe, and others to create some of the first experiences for their new technologies and platforms including Apple Watch, iOS, Watson, Google Glass and more.
I also work to share what I’ve learned with the creative community through my podcast, blog and speaking engagements. I’ve taught small sessions at companies like IDEO, Apple, and GE to large international keynotes alongside speakers like Steve Wozniak, Martha Stewart, and Tony Faddel to guest lecturing at the MIT International Design Center, Princeton, School of Visual Arts and more. I’m an IDEO trained Design Thinking teacher, my Crazy One podcast is one of the top 10 most popular design podcasts on iTunes, and my blog was named one of the top 100 design blogs to follow.
I’m always happy to talk about speaking engagements, share what I’ve learned with other creatives or discuss possible next steps for my career so feel free to contact me.
2nd Gen. Creative Director
I’m the son of a creative director with over 15 years experience leading world-class teams to create innovative ideas and then using my creative, business and political skills to sell those ideas. I care deeply about my teams and creating a culture where every creative can have their process understood, valued and grown.
Team & Thought Leader
I have a proven track record of building and leading world-class teams that find unique insights to influence consumers, drive revenue and meet business goals. My Crazy One podcast is one of the top 40 most popular Design podcasts on iTunes, and my blog was named one of the top 100 design blog to follow.
Innovative Senior Designer
I’m a hands-on designer with 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and innovative digital experiences. I’ve partnered with Apple, Google and Adobe to create some of the first experiences on Apple Watch, Apple iOS, Passbook, Google Glass and more.
My work has been recognized with over 150 major design awards including Cannes Cyber Lions, Webby Awards, Web Awards and others. Apple has featured my work in 10 keynotes, 4 commercials, in Apple Stores, Apple.com, the iTunes App Store and their Human Interface Guidelines.
Partner and advisor to some of the world’s most innovative companies and brands.
My work blends world-class design with consumer-centric, innovative experiences that get results. As a result of this work, I have been asked to work as a partner with brands like Apple, Google, IBM, 53, InVision, Adobe and others to create some of the first experiences for Apple Watch, iOS, Apple Passbook, Google Glass and more. I also regularly work as a beta tester and advisor on apps and products like IBM Watson, multiple releases of Adobe Creative Cloud, Astropad, Adobe Project Comet and many more.
My blog was named one of the Top 100 Design Blogs to Follow.
I’ve been writing my blog for 12+ years talking about the challenges of being a designer and creative director, trying to become a better leader, fostering the creative process and my insights on digital innovation. The site has been recognized with a Webby Award Honoree for Best Personal Website, named a Top 10 blogs for designers by HOW Magazine and one of the Top 100 Design Blogs to Follow. My articles have been featured on Lynda.com, CREATE magazine, Behance 99u.com and LinkedIn’s Design, Social Media, Recruiting & Hiring and Big Ideas & Innovation channels.
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