I was born in Australia and have been fortunate enough to live all around the world. Unfortunately while surfing eludes me, like many other Australians I am great with a BBQ, and pretty good at advertising.
While living in the states I have taken up sailing, and snowboarding, both of which I briefly instructed. I also enjoy scuba diving when the opportunity arises.
Last year I acquired US citizenship which brings the total to 3 including Australian and British. I also happen to be bilingual in French, which gives me an ability to live almost anywhere and order wine while sounding like I know what I am doing.
People might say I watch too many bad movies, tell too many awful jokes and play too many video games, but somehow that all comes together to create some great ads and that is truly my favorite pastime….. Aside from maybe the bad jokes.
EXPERIENCE: CAHG (Omicom) Vice President, Associate Creative Director 11/10- Present In my capacity as VP, ACD I am responsible for the creation of brand strategy and creative executions for marketing and advertising tactics. Creative conceptualization for print, broadcast and digital medias as well as overseeing a team of designers, art directors and writers.
Multiple agencies including: McGarryBowen, VML, TribalDDB, Digitas and Publicis. Freelance Associate Creative Director / Art Director 3/09 - 11/10 Scope of work included: Broadcast TV, Websites, landing pages, Interactive banners, experiential and direct marketing.
MRM Worldwide (Part of McCann Worldgroup) / New York, NY Senior Art Director 6/07 - 3/09 Conceptualize, motivate and direct creative development of integrated advertising campaigns across all Verizon's consumer and B2B categories.
G2 (Part of Grey Worldwide) / New York, NY Art Director 4/07 - 6/07 Developed concepts with copywriter partner and designed print advertising, collateral, corporate identity, brochures, digital/interactive and direct mail through final production. Clients included: BP, AT&T, Nestl� Waters, and SunChemicals.
Iris Worldwide / New York, NY Art Director and Graphic Designer 7/05 - 3/07 Conceptualized and designed print advertising, interactive banners, website design, black and white illustrations, full color layouts, art work mechanicals and on-press edits. Clients included: Sony Ericsson, Adidas, Southern Comfort, Cingular, Monster, Fuji film and Stella McCartney.
Aspen Conferencing / New York, NY & Aspen, CO Marketing Account Manager & Graphic Designer 7/03 - 6/05 Conceptualized and designed all corporate branding including direct mail, and B2B marketing collateral.
EDUCATION: School of Visual Arts / New York, NY * Advertising Conceptualization * Graphic Design * Print and Web Design
University of New South Wales / Sydney, NSW, Australia Candidate, Master of Business and Technology Focus: Advertising and Marketing
Lynn University / Boca Raton, FL Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Major: International Business
CITIZENSHIP & LANGUAGES: * British Citizen * United States Citizen * Australian Citizen * Bilingual English and French
MEMBERSHIPS: * International Advertising Association (Young professionals committee member) * Art Directors Club * Society of Illustrators * British Schools and Universities Club