Associate Creative Director
Realm Agency
Heavily involved in the ideation and implementation of marketing campaigns for nationally known and well as local clients/brands. Branding initiatives including logo design, style guide implementation, website development and mobile interfaces. Film storyboarding, on-screen commercial supers and graphics.
Rewards Partnerships:
Chervon, EGO, SKIL, FLEX, Realm Films, GiftingXO and others
2023 - Present | Chicago, Illinois
Board Member, Chief Creative Officer
Steep Theatre Company
I have been in charge of all of Steep Theatre Company's outward facing promotional materials for the past 20+ years. This includes all of their branding, design, UX, web design, social media, video editing, banner animation and placement of all ads over the duration of this time period. It's been a fun hobby that keeps me sharp!
2002 - Present | Chicago, Illinois
Design Lead
Rewards Network
As the Design Lead for all national dining programs on the consumer side of the business, I led creative strategy, design style guide implementation, working with outside vendors, posting and maintaining all outward facing promotions for over 15 high-profile clients.
Rewards Partnerships:
United, American, Delta, Spirit, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines, Marriott Bonvoy, Caesars, IHG, Hilton, Rakuten, Shell, UPromise, Dosh and others.
2021 - 2023 | Chicago, Illinois
Digital Creative Director/Art Director
Independent Contractor
I've managed as well as took part in the conception, UX & UI design, and presentation of digital projects across a myriad of different brands at multiple agencies. Some of the more memorable accomplishments were the launch of the first iteration of the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, which I played a major role in designing and the oversight as well as participation in the launch of five high-profile McDonald's/Disney apps from 2019 to 2020 (Avengers, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Star Wars and Trick Treat Win)
Employers and Clients:
Arc - McDonald's Digital Menu Boards (2013)
Conor Commercial Real Estate - Rebranding efforts though assorted print and digital pieces (2019, 20)
Creative Surfaces - Commercial casino signage design (2018 - 2023)
DDB - McDonald's Ice Tea and Egg Whites digital ads (2012), Symantec campaign assets (2018)
Digitas - Sprint "BrandLIVE" social media team (2015)
FCB - Cox Communications ads (2018)
Hangar 12 - Beard Guyz rebrand (2019), Van Der Hagen rebrand (2019)
HYConnect - Hoover pitch (2014)
Leo Burnett - Sprint ads (2014)
The Marketing Store - McDonald's Mobile Monopoly Game (2012, 13 & 14), McDonald's Mobile Savings App (2013), McDonald's FIFA World Cup Sweepstakes (2014), T-Mobile Tuesdays Mobile App (2015 - 2018), McDonald's Trick. Treat. Win! Mobile App (2018), McDonald's + Disney: Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Happy Meal Apps (2019, 20), PetSmart spring promo (2021)
PACO Collective - Discover Card (2015)
Razorfish - Just Tires (2014)
RDI/A Digital - DIRECTV, Lowe's (2015)
Steep Theatre Company - Brand ambassador responsible for all outward facing advertising (2001 - present)
Uptime Energy - Drink and packaging design (2014)
2012 - 2021 | Chicago, Illinois
Associate Creative Director
During my eight years as an ACD at Draft/DraftFCB, some of my responsibilities included overseeing a team of designers, project management, budgeting creative spending, branding initiatives, wireframe documentation, UX & UI creative concepting, style guide implementation, posting and maintaining final product.
Abbott, Baxter, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Centocor, CME, Coors, Cox Communications, CVS, DeVry, Discover, GE Healthcare, Hampton, M&M’s, Mars, Kaiser Permanente, KFC, Kmart, Milk PEP, Paccar, Prevent Child Abuse America, Qwest, Ross, SCJohnson, Snickers, State Farm, Taco Bell, United Airlines, US Postal Service, Valspar, Volkswagen, Walmart
2004 - 2012 | Chicago, Illinois
Digital Creative Director
Townsend Agency
Led the development of the production methodology to assure high quality standards in UX & UI design, style guide and HTML template deliverables. Further expanded the interactive group's capabilities with computer hardware solutions and training opportunities.
BellSouth, Boise Cascade, CapitalOne, Chicago Tribune, Discover, Grainger, Harris, IBM, Scudder/Kemper, Sears, Surepayroll, United Airlines
2000 - 2004 | Chicago, Illinois
Digital Art Director
Worked closely with the creative director on all graphic tasks to ensure quality of work and innovation of ideas. Consistently worked with the development team to ensure tight and accurate execution of HTML scripting.
Clearasil, Parke Davis, Perdue Chicken, Schick, Tetra, Warner Lambert (Phizer)
1996 - 2000 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design
University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graphic design foundation, layout production, photography, typography, corporate design, and computer graphic design. Founded and chaired the Student Association of Graphic Designers.
1991 - 1995 Milwaukee, Wisconsin