ABOUT

Both a Cannes Gold Lion-winner and an Effie achiever, I've collaborated with and managed many amazing people throughout my career, conceiving, selling and producing award-winning work for some tough accounts, from financial services to femcare, from automotive to airlines, from motor oil to mobile phones, many of them the number-one brands in their categories. I am well-versed in film, radio, digital, print, mobile, out-of-home, social, shopper and experiential.

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

SmallGood Ltd. Oct. 2018 - present      A Giving Heart Foundation

Weber Shandwick  Dec. 2017 - Sept. 2018     Straight Talk Wireless, NET10 Wireless, Tracfone, American Pecan Council

We Are Unlimited  Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2017      McDonald's

Edelman  Aug. 2017 - Sept. 2017      Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, Cheez-It, Rice Krispies, Kashi, Raisin Bran

Energy BBDO  July 2017      Bayer/One-A-Day Vitamins

My Sister Fred  June 2017      ClearBridge Investments

 

Staff

Leo Burnett  2008 - 2017

VP/Creative Director

Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Pfizer Nexium 24HR, Secret, Tampax, McDonald's, Cheez-It, Silk Soymilk, Kashi, UnitedHealthcare, Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats, Planters, Jim Beam, Centrum

 

Leo Burnett  2000 - 2007

Associate Creative Director/Copywriter

Altoids, Americans For the Arts, American Girl, Norelco, Morningstar Farms, beinggirl.com, Chef Boyardee, Nintendo, Allstate, Washington Mutual, ComEd, Morgan Stanley

 

Additional Agency/Account Experience

Campbell-Mithun-Esty, Lois/EJL, J. Walter Thompson

Chevrolet, Chicago Cubs, Smint, Kroger, Bob Evans, Monte Alban Mezcal, Cadillac, WGN-TV, WLUP-FM, Pacifico, Special Export, FRÏS Vodka, Canadian Club, Chupa Chups, Valvoline, Chicago Wolves, Tribune Entertainment Co., Corona, Kraft, Midway Airlines, R.J. Reynolds

 

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, Mobius, Effies, Adweek Spot of the Week.

 

Education:

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