Lotus Child
Creative Direction, United States
 
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Brief Summary
I do creative direction, strategy, art direction, and design -- I like to keep busy. I've spent the past 17 years creating distinctive communications for global brands like LG, Yahoo!, Intel, Microsoft, HP and Nike. I work directly with clients, big shops and small ones, and am comfortable working both individually and in leading teams. Experienced in both consumer and B2B spaces, for a variety of clients across a range of categories. I like working on new business development and driving creative strategy. My work has been recognized in major award shows and numerous publications. As a lover of advertising, technology and design I strive to share my enthusiasm and passion with my teams. 
Clients
Dockers
Suzuki Motorcycles
CapitalOne
LG
PayPal
St. Mary's
Isilon
Alice Radio
Scion
SmartsCo.
Duxiana
Shanti
Copia
Whirlpool
CAT
CDW
Tele Atlas
Geyser Peak
HP
Microsoft
Intel
Nike
MTV
C&H
Xerox
GreatPlains Software
Peregrine
Inktomi
Angel/Blue Note Records
California Cafe
Napa Valley Grill
OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Oregon Teachers Credit Union
MyReceiveables.com
NewStar
MegaPath
Diamond of California
DoveBid
Cascade Aids Project
Anthro
Portland Opera
Boardwild
Labtec
Professional Experience
Lotus Child
Creative Direction + Art Direction + Design + Strategy
lotus-child.com
[email protected]
415.244.6923

EMPLOYMENT
6/93-present Freelance Creative Director/Art Director
Managed all aspects of business: solicited new business, developed budgets, wrote creative briefs, managed vendors, processed invoices, provided IT support, managed multiple projects, built strong client relationships. Worked both with companies directly as well sub-contracting to agencies.
Clients: Draft/FCB McCann, Publicis Modem, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Publicis in the West, Gyro Group,
The Attik, Wieden & Kennedy, Plazm Media, Cascade Aids Project, Anthro Corp., Portland Opera

1/10-6/10 Associate Creative Director, Questus, San Francisco, CA
Identified and managed vendors, built freelance pool, helped develop agency process and procedures, mentored and reviewed creative teams, developed wireframes and IA, developed creative strategies, member of new business team, won new business.
Accounts: Suzuki Motorcycles, Capital One, New Business

12/07-2/09 Associate Creative Director/Creative Director T3, San Francisco, CA
Creative lead for SF office. Helped grow office, elevate creative and win new business. Managed creative team, reviewed all work, made hires, managed vendors, helped develop agency process.
Accounts: Intel, Taco Bell, Microsoft, Robbins Brothers, New Business

3/07-11/07 Associate Creative Director OgilvyOne, San Francisco, CA
Oversaw work for Yahoo! Search and Entertainment groups. Managed multiple teams. Led and won Sony pitch for Ratchet & Accounts: Yahoo!, Sony

7/06-3/07 Associate Creative Director Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Reviewed work and mentored junior staff. Developed agency processes and procedures. Developed client strategies, made hires, contributed to new business.
Accounts: Isilon, St, Mary’s, Janus, Lawton & Associates

9/04-6/05 Senior Art Director, Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, CA
Accounts: Hewlett-Packard, New Business

3/01-4/04 Associate Creative Director, Publicis Dialog, San Francisco, CA
Accounts: Geyser Peak Winery, Shanti, Whirlpool, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Inktomi

3/00-8/00 Senior Art Director, SenaReider, San Francisco, CA
Accounts: TradingProduce.com, TradingMeat.com, MegaPath Networks, MyReceivables.com, C&H Sugar,
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

10/99-3/00 Art Director, Gardner, Geary & Coll Advertising Inc., San Francisco, CA
Accounts: California Cafe, Napa Valley Grill, More.com, Delta Dental, Diamond of California

4/99-7/99 Art Director, Plazm Media, Portland, OR
Created identities, style guides, packaging, POS, advertising, editorial design and other collateral.
Accounts: Nike, K2, MTV, Wieden & Kennedy, Rentrack, Boardwild

7/98-1/99 Art Director, Grady Britton Advertising, Portland, OR
Accounts: Labtec, OPB, Oregon Teachers Credit Union

1/95-6/98 Senior Studio Artist/Junior Art Director, Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, OR
Originator of “I Can” slogan for Nike and new brand platform. Art directed and designed ads, props, merchandising and more. Oversaw photoshoots. Produced comps and mechanicals for multiple projects under tight deadlines. Managed jobs, wrote estimates and coordinated freelance help.

7/91-4/93 Media Assistant, Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR
Gathered, interpreted and analyzed data for planning of advertising media. Prepared background research on various audiences and markets and recommended courses of action. 


RECOGNITION
National Addy's: Gold, Silver, Bronze; Creativity Annuas; One Show; Create Awards; Echo Award Finalist; Beverage Dynamics Bronze; American Graphic Design Awards; US Ad Review, Communication Arts Exhibit Online

EDUCATION & TRAINING
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science in Advertising/Journalism, Summa Cum Laude
Mt. Hood Community College, Associate of Applied Science/Graphic Design, Class Valedictorian

COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe CS, Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Familiarity with HTM and CSS. Thorough understanding of web.

WHEN NOT AT WORK
Advertising Instructor at the Academy of Art, PAWS Volunteer (Pets Are Wonderful Support),
Miscellaneous Mischief

OTHER INCARNATIONS
Ballroom Dance Instructor, Kennel Attendant, Auto Detailer, Assistant Media Planner

 
Awards and Recognition
National Addy's: Gold, Silver, Bronze; Creativity Annuas; One Show; Create Awards; Echo Award Finalist; Beverage Dynamics Bronze; American Graphic Design Awards; US Ad Review, Communication Arts Exhibit Online
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