SUMMARY
Award-Winning Creative Director for Advertising, Design, Digital/Social Media and Marketing Communications

  • Robust background with experience in creative leadership roles at both corporate and agency environments
  • Recognized expertise in the following: advertising, retail, brand identity, and interactive design
  • Strong working knowledge of the fundamentals—interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, traditional & digital marketing and the overall creative process—as well as new platforms and technologies for the digital channel and related mediums
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule
  • Proven leadership skills: Everything from team building; to coaching; to guiding creative talent
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels of both internal and client organizations
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need
  • Familiar with timelines, budgets and availability changes

Specialties: Brand Strategy & Management, Multicultural Marketing Strategies, Campaign Management, Internet Marketing & Social Media, UI/UX Visual Design, Marketing Communications, Print Media, Advertising, Creative Direction and Team Leadership


EXPERIENCE
Lipman Hearne, Chicago, IL
Creative Director 2016 – Present
Accounts: Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB), St. Louis University, Arizona State University, Woodrow Wilson Academy, Southern Indiana University, University of the Pacific, Towson University, and University of New Orleans

DDB, Chicago, IL
Associate Creative Director 2014 – 2015
Accounts: Nissan and Infiniti

FREELANCE, Atlanta & Chicago
2014
Agencies & Corporations: DDB Chicago, American Cancer Society, Hyde Park Properties, Lipman Hearne,
Lattimer Communications, Publicis/Burrell Chicago, Walton-Isaacson

PUBLICIS, Chicago, IL
Associate Creative Director 2011 – 2014
Accounts: Comcast, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble (Clairol, Gain, My Black Is Beautiful, Pantene & Tide) and Toyota

AT&T, Atlanta, GA
Sr. Marketing Manager 2004 – 2011

22SQUARED, Atlanta, GA
Sr. Art Director 2003 – 2004
Accounts: Ad Council, BellSouth Yellow Pages, Publix, Russell Athletic, SunTrust and Toyota

MONZO ADVERTISING, Atlanta, GA
Art Director 2001 – 2003
Accounts: Coca-Cola, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Heineken, R.J. Reynolds & Co., and Schwan’s

EARTHLINK, Atlanta, GA
Designer 2000 – 2001

BANK OF AMERICA, Bethesda, MD/Atlanta, GA
Multimedia Designer 1997 – 2000


EDUCATION
M.B.A., Business & Executive Leadership, Kennesaw State University Advertising/Art Direction, Portfolio Center
B.F.A., Visual Communications & Advertising, Virginia State University

 

AFFILIATIONS
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., AIGA, Atlanta Chapter, and Art Directors Club