Global Creative Director, designer, speaker, podcast host, crazy one.

I’m the son of a Creative Director 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 15+ years building and leading agency and in-house teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process, consumer research 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. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, ExxonMobil, Acura, Citi, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and more. As a result of this work, I’ve won over 150 international design awards, and have been asked to work as a partner with brands like Apple, Google, IBM, 53, InVision, Adobe, and others. Apple has featured my work in 10 keynotes, 4 TV commercials, the Human Interface Guidelines, iTunes App Store, Apple Stores, and one of my app designs was chosen for their ‘Best of’ yearly app list.

I’m always happy to talk about speaking engagements, share what I’ve learned with other creatives and I’m actively exploring the next step in my career so feel free to contact me.

bolt2nd 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.

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bulb1Team & 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.

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designer1Innovative 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.

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award1Award Winner

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.

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Featured work

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. See all of my work here.

Partner and advisor to some of the world’s most innovative companies.

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, 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, and 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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Are you a creative leader or manager?

What characteristics makes a great leader?

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Presenting Creative 101

The basics of how to be a great presenter

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The Inverse Facebook Experiment

Understanding the depth of a ‘like’

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Practice safe design. Always use a strategy.

8 questions to answer on every project

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Success is a choice (and everything else I’ve learned so far)

How to have a great creative career

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The interview process: A Creative Directors perspective

5 tips on how to get the job

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