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.



e-mail: cshparago@gmail.com

mobile: 847-772-2546




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



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



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.



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