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.



e-mail: cshparago@gmail.com

mobile: 847-772-2546




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



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.




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.



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