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.

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Executive Creative Director
June 2015 – Present

  • Creative Director for major accounts: Disney Consumer Products, DC Comics, Deep Silver, Warner Bros., and Lightstorm Entertainment
  • Extensive work in broadcast design, experiential design, brand marketing and social campaigns
  • Manage and mentor creative and design staff of 18+ (Creative Director, Art Directors, A Copy Writer/Strategist, Animators, 3D Artists, Designers, Production Artists, Video Content Producers and Editors)
  • Provide creative leadership to ignite a culture of pride through client satisfaction
  • Drive strategic new business development initiatives through ideation to final pitch
  • Responsible for new client business development resulting in 4.5mm

ONE+K
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 12+
  • Led strategic new business development initiatives
  • Responsible for new client business development resulting in 2mm

CANNERY AGENCY
Executive Creative Director
September 2005 – June 2010
Creative Director
September 1999 – June 2005

  • Creative Directed 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., MATTEL, Kellogg’s, Paige Premium Denim, Gaylord Hotels, Too Faced Cosmetics, MTV, ATARI, Verizon
  • Managed and mentored creative and design staff of 20+
  • Provided high level creativity and conceptualization, executive management and client/account based team leadership for staff of 35+
  • Responsible for new client business development resulting in 14mm

Ultimatte Corporation
Senior Art Director / SFX Director
December 1996 – September 2005

  • Directed SFX shots for client partners
  • Consulted on site or on set with clients shooting Blue Screen SFX for film and television
  • Art Directed Ultimatte’s packaging, print and video campaigns
  • Designed UI for Ultimatte plug-ins for After Effects, AVID, Final Cut, and others.
  • Provided account management and creative direction for client partners co-branded advertising campaigns

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

Awards

Recent:
2016 Internet Advertising Award – Best Toy & Hobby Online Video – AVENGERS LABS

2016 Internet Advertising Award – Best Entertainment Social Media Video Influencer Campaign for LEGO Dimensions

Of Note:
Teachers Learning Award – Disney’s Wild About Safety : Educational Content

Teachers Learning Award –  Disney’s Bill Nye Way Cool Game of Science: Educational Game

Gold W3 Award – Best Sponsored Online Video Warner Bros./Dreyers: Scooby Doo And The Mystery Of The Snow Beast