I've collaborated with some amazing people throughout my career, producing award-winning work for a sprawling 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, Cubs fan, traveler and curious connoisseur of Chicago history and architecture.
Interesting fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue (available upon request).
Freelance Creative Director/Writer
2017 - present
Edelman • Energy BBDO • mysisterfred • SapientRazorfish • We Are Unlimited • Weber Shandwick
Leo Burnett 2000 - 2017
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.
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