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Interactive Creative Director
I love stories; living, telling, playing, reading and watching them. I need to be involved in producing inventive work that tells compelling stories. I also appreciate a good sense of humor. I enjoy solving problems. I'm energetic, curious and driven, and need to work with like-minded people. The world moves too fast for over-thinking every decision. Fail fast, fix smart. Great creative thinking in the digital space can only be supported by strong partnership with strategy, usability and delivery specialists; the days of a creative team tossing work to a developer is over. We're all in this together. Most of all, creative directors are best used as instruments of change, ready to adapt to ever changing markets, shaping ideas and facilitating collaborative, interesting work across all channels. It excites me to be a part of that ever evolving market. ***WHY COROFLOT? I've been asked this a few times and the answer is easy. I'm busy. Really, really busy. And this is a very fast, convenient way for me to get work posted. It's an excellent tool for the job . So why not use it? *** Skills: Inspiring teams, digital solutions, creative problem solving, digital strategy, innovative approaches, emerging media, UX/UI partnership, storytelling, getting work sold.
experience Merkle - Sr. Director, Interactive Creative Sep 2013 Leading the digital work for Merkle Financial Services, Life Sciences & Insurance and Wealth Management clients. Brands of note: USAA, MetLife, TIAA CREF, Protective Life, Medical Mutual, Guthy Renker, Susan G. Komen AIMIA Minneapolis - Creative Director 2011 - 2013 Lead creative teams in the concepting and production of loyalty and training programs. Direct international UI teams for AIMIA’s global loyalty products and participate as a product strategy team member. Pioneering a design process within an Agile development environment. Mentor interns, creative staff and cross-disciplned teams. Conduct performance reviews, educate traditional creative, sales and account teams in digital process, partner with peer directors to ensure the highest quality delivery. Represent AIMIA in the local community through speaking engagements, portfolio reviews and mentorship events. JWT Chicago - Creative Director 2006 - 2011 Directed the digital creative department. Led pitches, composed digital strategies, facilitated integration between digital and traditional teams. Mentored junior art directors, flash developers and copywriters. Coordinated digital delivery and created schedules for the project management team. Consistently sold work to clients. RMG Connect Chicago - Senior Art Director / Associate Creative Director 2003 - 2006 Designed games, activitied and promotional tie-ins for multiple brands. Guided digital teams in development of online promotional campaigns, websites and banner advertising. Created and illustrated brand identity materials. Participated in numerous pitch efforts. Shot, directed and edited online video in conjunction with a broadcast campaign. Animated, designed and produced marketing materials for multiple clients. JWT Digital Chicago - Freelance Animator / Art Director 2000 - 2003 Concepted, designed and produced websites, microsites and banner ads. Supported multiple presentations and pitches with digital materials. Created games, marketing materials, promotional packages, animated banners and other digital components for a variety of clients. clients | brands My Coke Rewards Delta Airlines GM Protection Plan Merial Client Connections Pampers Gifts-to-Grow Ford (Training) Illinois Bureau of Tourism Dreyer’s Ice Cream Skinny Cow Ice Cream Nestlé Ice Cream Butterfinger/Butterfinger Crisp HSBC Insurance United States Marine Corps Helene Curtis/Thermasilk Texas Instruments Blockbuster GameRush Northwestern Mutual Insurance Norfolk Southern Railways Old Town School of Folk Music other accomplishments Kit Kat Global Symposium representative Panel Judge in 2009 MN Ad Fed show Former US Navy Intelligence veteran Former comedy writer and performer
Years of knocking it down and tenacity. And didn't even have to pay back the loan.