I've been fortunate to work with some great people and some amazing brands. My experience spans from starting as an art director in the era of craft in San Francisco advertising to leading award-winning digital marketing for such clients as Audi of America, Nike, Kraft and Visa. That experience gives me a unique perspective on advertising, design, marketing, branding and content across all media. I helped grow the AKQA office in San Francisco from 40 to over 400 during my time there and now freelance with brands, agencies and startups. No matter the project, my goal is to do great work.

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April ’15 - present
Freelance Creative Director, San Francisco, California
HEAT/Deloitte Digital, San Francisco, California
MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER, San Francisco, California
Instinctif Partners, San Francisco, California
Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab, Belmont, California
Foppiano Vineyards, Healdsburg, California
Claude Bouchard Paris, Paris, France

March ’14 - present
Creative Director/Design Director/Developer/Owner
Guerneville Bank Club, Guerneville, California

January ‘94 - January ’14
Group Creative Director
AKQA/Citron Haligman Bedecarré, San Francisco, California
Audi of America
Avia Outdoor Shoes
Banana Republic
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
Kenwood Audio
Ore-Ida Potatoes
Ritchey Bikes

September ‘92 - December ‘93
Art Director
Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, California
Unum Financial 
Specialized Bicycles
Norwegian Cruise Lines

October ‘91 - August ‘92
Art Director
Wieden & Kennedy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/Portland, Oregon
various pro bono 

October ‘90 - October ‘91
Art Director
Hal Riney & Partners, San Francisco, California
Aspen Skiing Company
Mirage & Golden Nugget Resorts
TCI Cable 
Stroh’s Brewing Company
See’s Candies

Awards & Publication Recognition: (including but not limited to)
The FWA, Mashable, Communication Arts, The One Show, British Design & Art Direction, The New York Festivals, New York Art Directors Club, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The Clios, Creativity Online, Fast Company, Adweek, Advertising Age, Art Direction Magazine

Award Jury member: (including but not limited to)
British Design & Art Direction, AKQA Future Lions at Cannes, The New York Festivals, Midas Awards, New York Art Directors Club, The Beldings (Los Angeles), The Minneapolis Show, Portland Rosey Awards

Concepting and management of marketing campaigns across all mediums- traditional, digital, social
Content creation and oversight
Understanding of mobile: platforms, apps, advertising
Branding, graphic design and user experience oversight
Leading global campaigns- consumer and B-to-B
Leading pitches
Managing large creative teams
Management of large web projects
Digital product design
Corporate communications
Large branded events
Adobe Creative Suite
Historic building restoration and adaptive reuse
Real estate development and management

Non-Profit Work:
Board member
Docomomo US, Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, California

National board member; Chairman, Communications Committee
Docomomo US, New York, New York 

Board member
Russian River Chamber of Commerce, Guerneville, Sonoma County, California

Board member
Diamond Heights Community Association, San Francisco, California

Portfolio Center, Atlanta, Georgia, June ‘89 - December ‘90
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, B.A. Economics, May ‘87
St. Anne’s College, Oxford, England, Virginia Program at Oxford, Summer ‘86
Camden High School, Camden, South Carolina, June ‘83

This site was custom designed and built by myself using webflow.com.

Thank you to Beth Schlanker for my portrait from Sonoma Magazine.