ABOUT

A proud native of the Chicago area, I've worked with some amazing people in agencies big and small, producing award-winning work for a sprawling range of accounts, local to international, from automobiles to feminine hygiene to financial services to airlines to sports teams to breath mints to heartburn remedies to canned pasta to electronics, many of them the #1-brands in their categories.

When not dedicating my life to building brands, I like to spend time with my wife Karen, daughter Ava and exquisite cat Ringo. I am an eclectic-and-sometimes-eccentric music aficionado, a rabid Instagrammer (link above), trivia freak, artist, gamer, singer, serious eater, movie geek, Cubs fan, traveler and curious connoisseur of Chicago history and architecture.

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

 

CONTACT

e-mail: cshparago@gmail.com

mobile: 847-772-2546

 

RESUME

 

Freelance

Edelman; Energy BBDO; mysisterfred; We Are Unlimited

 

Staff

Leo Burnett

Creative Director on 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, 4A's, Jim Beam pitch (won)

Eisaman, Johns & Laws (Lois/EJL)

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.

Campbell-Mithun-Esty

Accounts: Kroger Supermarkets, Bob Evans Restaurants, Monte Alban Mezcal, Midway Airlines

 

Accolades:

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

 

Education:

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