Freelance Creative Director
Work with Account Service and Creative teams to bring client products to life through video, photography, digital ads, eNewsletters, eBlasts as well as a variety of print and promotional items.
Avocados From Mexico • Blue Bunny Ice Cream • Conagra Foodservice • Griffith Foods • Custom Culinary
Freelance Creative Director
The Alchemedia Project
Managed a team of copywriters, and art directors working on the Unilever Food Solutions business. Worked with planners and account team to develop strategies and conceptual directions for business-to-business brands as well as hands-on concepting and design work for projects in the US and Canada. Was heavily involved in client presentations as well as photo and video supervision.
Knorr Professional Products • Hellmann’s • Tazo Teas • Pure Leaf Teas • Lipton Teas • LeGout Sauces & Bases • Circle K Convenience stores
INCITE at Discover
Managed design team and freelancers for INCITE, the in-house creative agency for Discover Financial Services. Developed strategy and conceptual direction for direct mail, email, print ads, banner ads, video, collateral and internal promotions for Discover banking products and Discover it Card. Also responsible for creative performance, evaluations, staffing and mentoring.
Discover it Card • Discover Bank • Cashback Checking • Online Savings • Student Loans • Personal Loans • Diners Club International
Director, Creative Services
Celtic Chicago, Inc.
Responsibilities include management of creative and production department, strategy development, conceptual direction and client contact. Managed projects spanning advertising, collateral, POS, online and direct mail tactics for B2B and B2C clients. Also responsible for creative staffing, training, mentoring, creative performance and streamlining processes for agency.
Career Education Corporation • Rewards Network • ALP Lighting • Central Life Sciences • Experian Marketing Services • Signature Bank • Eastcastle/Newcastle Place Retirement Communities • Friends of the Orphans • Mundelein Seminary
Creative Director/Team Lead
Noble & Associates
Responsible for strategy and creative development within all components of advertising (TV, print & digital). Also developed programs and promotions. Coordinated and directed food photography, video and TV shoots for B2B and B2C clients. Responsible for elevating creative standards as well as management/staffing of the creative team.
Sara Lee Foods • Cattlemen’s Barbecue Sauce • Frank’s RedHot • Haägen-Dazs/Nestle Ice Creams • Grande Cheese Company • Otis Spunkmeyer • Kellogg’s • Keebler • Campbell’s Soup Company • Schwan’s Foodservice • Cousins Subs
Senior Art Director
Worked primarily on the United States Postal Service. Concepted and designed advertising, promotions, and collateral materials. Responsible for photo supervision and planning for various shoots ranging from location to table top. Helped in the development and training of young art directors. Worked closely with Account Service to solve specialized problems for the client.
Postmark America Retail Store • 1-800-ASK-USPS
Responsible for client contact, concept development and design of ads and a wide variety of collateral material. Experience in directing and negotiating with photographers and illustrators.
Indiana Pacers • Logo Athletic Apparel • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse • IU Medical Center • Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association • Indianapolis Airport Authority • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Ozone Awareness Committee) • Telco Federal Credit Union • Menu Magic Foods
Concepted and designed brochures, collateral materials and packaging. Also prepared artwork for print. Gained experience in photo supervision and print techniques.
Dow Chemical • Coasterstone• Woods Wire• Solar Press