Resume

Highlights

A Passion For Creativity and Storytelling:
I thrive on the idea of creativity through storytelling. From concept development through final execution, a good story plays a vital role in the creative process. Every product, big or small, needs a great story to captivate the imagination of the audience, user or consumer. There is a story to be told in everything.

Creative Leader:
I have a proven track record of out of the box ideation, creative direction and team leadership across video campaigns, innovative technology projects, and creative services. I love public speaking and never back down from leading a presentation.

Experienced Manager:
Throughout my career, I have managed both large and small creative and account teams. I am also experienced in business development and client account management.

 

YellowPike Media_ypm
Creative Director (Contract)

June 2015 – Present

  • Creative Director for major accounts: ESL (Electronic Sports League), Tencent Games.
  • Create and deliver branding, marketing and influencer campaigns across social, broadcast and streaming platforms for global eSports tournaments.
  • Hands-on design and art direction for all creative assets.
  • Manage internal and external design staff.

 

space150_space150
Executive Creative Director

June 2015 – June 2017

  • Creative Director for major accounts: Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Consumer Products, DC Comics, Warner Bros., and Lightstorm Entertainment.
  • Delivered extensive campaigns across broadcast design, experiential design, brand marketing and social campaigns.
  • Managed and mentor creative and design staff of (Creative Director, Art Directors, Copy Writer/Strategist, Animators, 3D Artists, Designers, Production Artists, Video Content Producers and Editors).
  • Provided creative leadership to ignite a culture of pride through client satisfaction.
    Drove strategic new business development initiatives through ideation to final pitch.
  • Responsible for new client business development resulting in $4.5MM in revenue.
    AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
  • 2017 ADWEEK AgencySpy featured article for the 13th Jockey Campaign and The Pegasus World Cup
  • 2017 The Drum Best Creative of the Month 13th Jockey Campaign and The Pegasus World Cup
  • 2016 Internet Advertising Award – Best Toy & Hobby Online Video – DISNEY PLAYMATION
  • 2016 Internet Advertising Award – Best Entertainment Social Media Video Influencer Campaign for LEGO Dimensions

 

ONE+K_onek
Executive Creative Director

June 2012 – June 2015
Group Creative Director
September 2010 – June 2012

  • Creative Director for major accounts: Disney Interactive Studios, Cartoon Network, Chuck E. Cheese’s Entertainment, DC Comics, Warner Bros., FOX Entertainment, U.S. Army.
  • Managed creative and design staff of art directors, graphic designers, VFX artists and production artists.
  • Developed creative strategies and innovative solutions to solve client marketing and communication challenges.
  • Inspired and led creative teams to stretch beyond the client’s expectations on all projects.
  • Led strategic new business development initiatives for the agency.
    Responsible for new client business development resulting in $2MM in revenue.

 

CANNERY AGENCY_thecannery
Executive Creative Director

September 2005 – June 2010
Creative Director
September 1999 – June 2005

  • Creative Director for major accounts: Disney Educational Productions, Disney Home Entertainment, Disney Feature Animation, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Yellow Shoes Creative Group, Disney Interactive, Disney Online, PIXAR, ABC Television, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Animation, Microsoft XBOX, Activision, NIKE, Warner Bros., , Kellogg’s, Paige Premium Denim, Gaylord Hotels, Too Faced Cosmetics, MTV, ATARI, Verizon.
  • Managed and mentored creative and design staff.
  • Provided high-level creativity and conceptualization, executive management and client/account based team leadership for a staff of 35+.
  • Responsible for new client business development resulting in $14MM in revenue.
    AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
  • Gold W3 Award – Best Marketing Website Too Faced Cosmetics
  • Gold W3 Award – Best Sponsored Online Video Warner Bros./Dreyers: Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Snow Beast
  • Teachers Learning Award – Disney’s Wild About Safety: Educational Content
  • Teachers Learning Award – Disney’s Bill Nye Way Cool Game of Science: Educational Game

 

Ultimatte Corporation_ultimatte
Senior Art Director / SFX Director

December 1996 – September 2005

  • Creative lead for all global branding and marketing initiatives.
  • UI/UX designer for all software plugins across multiple platforms including the Adobe Creative Suite, AVID, and Final Cut Pro.
  • Scripted, directed and edited complex video productions for internal and external marketing campaigns.
  • Creative directed tradeshow booths and partner sponsorships for NAB, IBC, Sundance Film Festival and the Adobe Creative Suite Tour.
  • Consulted on-site and on-set with clients shooting Blue Screen SFX for film and television.
  • Provided account management and creative direction for client partners co-branded advertising campaigns.
    AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
  • ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE Best new After Effects Plug-In
  • CineFX Magazine’s spotlight on Best New SFX Software
  • MacWorld Editor’s Choice Award – Best Graphics Utility Ultimatte Knockout

 

MARVEL_marvel
Senior Color Editor

September 1993 – December 1996

  • Designed color styles and visualized color techniques for AAA title comic books and trading cards for The Amazing Spiderman, The X-MEN, HULK, Ghost Rider, The Avengers and other MARVEL universe titles.
  • Designed color styles and visualized color techniques for licensed comics: Disney (Toy Story), Paramount (Star Trek DS9, Ren & Stimpy, Beavis and Butt-Head), Konami (Mortal Kombat).
  • Art Directed a design team for AAA title MARVEL comics and special projects.
  • Managed color production process of over 325+ titles in 3 years.
  • Functional manager for a creative team of 30+ digital artists.

Education

California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Communication
Completed 2008

California State University Northridge
Deans Circle Advisory Board To The Arts
Member 2005 – 2012

California State University Northridge
Professional Speaker Program
Guest Speaker 2006 – 20016