ABOUT

I've collaborated with and managed a ton of amazing people throughout my career, conceiving, selling and producing award-winning work for some tough accounts, from financial services to femcare, from cars to canned pasta, many of them the number-one brands in their categories.

When not dedicating my life to building brands, I enjoy spending time with my wife Karen, daughter Ava and exquisite cat Ringo.

 

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