Below is only work I solely concepted, art-directed, designed and wrote. All but three headlines and two script collaborations, to be fair. Art direction, design and copy all rolled into one, all rolled by one guy. These concept pieces represent ideas spread across all the usual platforms to ensure quick arrival at their doomed fate.
All the work here was produced or presented. No spec. Pretty recent stuff representing a snapshot of my last 7-8 years in an agency. Mostly work I like. Work I think is good, if not somewhat decent. I've been at this a long time yet somehow feel as excited (or confused) as ever to still prove something, discover new things, get challenged and maintain some relevancy and curiousity. And maybe even get something produced within percentages of its intent. All while keeping my soul uncrushed — my greatest achievement.
I have not climbed Everest. Or traversed all 4 or 5 corners of the globe. Sadly, I have never lived in a mission commune tending to yaks. I don't have an Instagram page dedicated to pics of me eating street food in Jakarta. I don't have verbose case sudies of experiencial ideas targeted at 15-30 people whom actually experienced said experiencial experiences. I'm not super cool that way. But I have committed quite intensly to ongoing pursuits rather than the one offs. I have played in working bands. I'm an advanced jazz/funk drummer and pretty decent jazz/funk guitar player. I've written a lot of music and recorded many original song demos I'd be happy to turn you on to. Somebody should hear them. I've written a novel and a couple feature-length screenplays. Email me if you'd like to read the novel while I'm figuring out how to get it out there, wherever there is. I play tennis and hockey. I was a D1 college soccer player. I'm an Airstream owner, which is shorthand for I enjoy beer. I have a very spirited Cattledog who I'm convinced is really a Dingo. She reminds me the greatness of any one being far outshadows their struggles. Her capacity for loving us is humbling. I've coached soccer and have been a band leader. Sensitive people those athletes and musicians. I enjoy good food. In fact, I eat food everyday. I'm inspired by all the great work done by so many in our industry. It makes me think I want to be in advertising when I grow up. I secretly wish I made films.
Here's some of the brands I've been fortunate enough to have worked on:
BASF. UnitedHealthcare. Blue Cross Blue Shield. Medica. Cox Communications. Time Warner. Autotrader. Kelley Blue Book. Google. Intuit. Best Buy. Target. Callaway Golf. United States Marine Corps. Norfolk Southern. Minnesota Lottery. Ford Motors. National Rental Car. Alamo Rental Car. New York Stock Exchange. All Purina Dog Food Brands. Harley-Davidson. Polaris. Arctic Cat. Textron Industries. Nuveen Investments. American Express. GNC. Schwans. Ferrara Candy. Bridgestone. Firestone. Bandag. Knight Ridder. TCF Bank. Reynolds Kitchens. Revlon. University of Minnesota. Great Clips. Georgia Tourism. Andersen Windows. GCR Tire. Toro. Many smaller brands.
Enough blah, blah and yada, yada. Start the scrolling. I sincerely appreciate you stopping by. I look forward to working with you.
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