An experienced Creative Director with proven experience in branding and advertising. Understands how to quickly create and tailor ideas to build desire and compel consumers to interact with brands. Relishes working in any medium and knows that successful branding is holistic and works best across all platforms. Thrives on being able to pitch and sell ideas and finished work. Able to inspire, grow, mentor and recruit young talent. Passionate about branding and consistently learns the latest techniques to keep his work and ideas current.

// Develops, implements and manages compelling strategic branding and tactical advertising.

// Recruits, manages, inspires and mentors multi-disciplined creative teams that generates measurable business results.

// Integrates and launches profitable brand campaigns across all marketing channels.

// Makes decisions on a daily basis that ensure both profitability and creative quality.

Brand Leadership and Strategy
I am a leader with a proven track record leading teams that impact business performance. I bring a deep knowledge of innovation, customer research, ideation, storytelling, design frameworks, concept visualization, etc., and inspire teams to produce great outcomes.

Strong Collaboration
I have a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of business leaders, technology leaders, product managers and other key partners to develop large growth businesses. I have a broad network and excellent reputation with influential contacts.

Leading Change Skillfully
I bring functional/technical/design skills and have strong leadership and change management skills, including a hands-on, non-bureaucratic leadership style, with continuous, open communication with all levels of an organization.

Talent Mentoring and Development
I build high-performing teams, where people grow and develop and are able to apply skills towards innovation, creativity and appropriate risk-taking. I have the ability to attract, retain and motivate great talent, helping people on my teams be the very best they can be.

5 Stars InDesign CC
5 Stars Photoshop CC
5 Stars Illustrator CC
4 Stars XD CC
4 Stars Figma / Sketch
4 Stars HTML / CSS
5 Stars WordPress
4 Stars Office X
5 Stars Words with Friends
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