ABOUT

I've collaborated with some amazing people throughout my career, producing and selling award-winning work for a wide range of accounts from cars to tampons to financial services to sports teams to burgers to breath mints to heartburn remedies to canned pasta to electronics to wireless services to beer to breakfast cereal, many of them the number-one brands in their categories. Through the years, I'm fortunate to have worked with such luminaries as Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Ronald McDonald.

When not dedicating my life to building brands, I enjoy spending time with my wife Karen, daughter Ava and exquisite cat Ringo. I'm an eclectic music aficionado, frequently-featured Instagrammer, trivia freak, movie geek, artist, gamer, singer, serious eater, die-hard Cubs fan, traveler and eager student of Chicago history and architecture.

Interesting fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue (available upon request).

 

CONTACT

e-mail: cshparago@gmail.com

mobile: 847-772-2546

 

RESUME

 

Freelance Creative Director/Writer

Weber Shandwick  Dec. 2017 - present

We Are Unlimited  Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2017

Edelman  Aug. 2017 - Sept. 2017

Energy BBDO  July 2017

My Sister Fred  June 2017

 

Staff

Leo Burnett  2000 - 2017

VP/Creative Director: Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Nexium 24HR, Secret, Tampax

Other accounts: Altoids, Americans For The Arts, Cheez-It, American Girl, Norelco, Morningstar Farms, McDonald's, beinggirl.com, Silk Soymilk, Kashi, ConAgra (Chef Boyardee, Life Choice), Nintendo, Allstate, Washington Mutual, UnitedHealthcare, ComEd, Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats, Morgan Stanley, American Association of Advertising Agencies (elevatedchi.com), Samsung, Jim Beam

 

Lois/EJL   1992 - 1999

Accounts: Chicago Cubs, Smint, Chevrolet, Cadillac, WGN-TV, WLUP-FM, Corona, Pacifico, Special Export, FRÏS Vodka, Canadian Club, Chupa Chups, Valvoline, Chicago Wolves Hockey, Tribune Entertainment Co.

 

 

Accolades:

Cannes Gold Lion, Cannes Short List, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, ANDYs, Addys, MPA Kelly Awards, Chicago Show, London International Awards, Obies, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, Type Directors Club, Mobius, Effies, Adweek Spot of the Week.

 

Education:

Bradley University, B.S., Mass Communication Creative Advertising, Cum Laude