Creative Leader / Designer / EntrepreneurFounder of – Dad (2 boys), love of live music, travel, photography, great food & art

Creative director with 22 years of extensive advertising and marketing experience leading and supporting teams from concept to development in both print and 
digital formats
Proactive, confident, creative problem solver with an effective ability to communicate with diverse audiences, including creative, technology, executive and 
corporate teams 
Experience in roles as both creative director and graphic designer enhances my ability to lead a top agency in its goal to provide outstanding design and implementation as well as customer service
2018 – Current: Keeping the lights on…
Since stepping away from HyperDrive in 2018 I began working with my own diverse client roster once again, developing successful integrated digital ecosystems for regional, national and global brands such as: Dewey’s Pizza, Busken Bakery, Wild Eggs, Anthem BCBS, LEBO Art Miami, Gorilla Glue, O’Keeffe’s Skincare and 
Mike Albert Fleet.
I often partner with other agencies covering roles from creative direction, art direction, design and production for their client rosters. Agencies such as: GREY Midwest (Rockfish, VML, Possible), Barefoot Proximity, Tremor, and Department26. The work spans UI/UX, integrated print & digital ecosystems, enterprise level email marketing, advertising concepts, TV spots and storyboards, Amazon EDC, landing pages and display advertising … you name it.

2015 – 2018: HyperDrive InteractiveArt Director
Delivered solid creative services for HyperDrive Interactive, a leading data-driven digital agency serving 
various industries
Managed all areas of creative direction for key clients such as U.S. Bank, LaRosa’s, Tyson Foods, Sysco, Dreamfields Pasta, Montgomery Inn and CincyFavs

Collaborated and strategized with project managers, developers, creatives and agency partners to deliver effective messaging in line with clients’ return goals

Succeeded in bringing new business to the agency
Sourced talent for photo and video shoots as well as managed freelance partners

2007 – 2015: Brill CreativeFounder and Creative Director
Founded Brill Creative, a branding and design agency offering a full suite of creative services ranging from 
concept to deliverables
Managed all areas relevant to owning a business for eight profitable years, including accounting, new business development, strategizing with clients, idea generation and producing campaigns that effectively delivered the  clients’ objectives
Acquired projects with a dedicated team of top contract talent for brands such as Fifth Third Bank, 
U.S. Bank, Cincinnati Bell, Transitions, Inc., Hope for Justice and AAA Allied Group, Inc.

2003 – 2007: U.S. Bank Corporate MarketingGraphic Designer 
Served the in-house art department for the U.S. Bank marketing team as a graphic designer
Collaborated with the art department to support marketing tools and materials used company-wide in more than 2,400 branches nationwide 

Developed national advertising campaigns, a mobile branch, environmental space design for U.S. Bank-affiliated arenas, numerous ads, brochures, flyers, direct mail campaigns, posters, promotional items 
and more 

Participated in U.S. Bank’s rebranding which served as valuable marketing experience
> Proficiency in Adobe CC/Mac
> Keen understanding of digital marketing and data-driven strategies
> Concept and ideation relevant to current trends,
process and workflow
> Creative messaging and client partnering to
develop brand vision
> Contract drafting/review/negotiation
> Vendor and talent collaboration and management
EDUCATION & TRAINING                           
Cincinnati (Central) Academy of Design – Cincinnati, Ohio, Associate of Arts: 
Advertising & Commercial Art
Entrepreneur/Business Owner – Cincinnati, Ohio
Successfully managed all aspects of Brill Creative for eight years, providing a wide range of print and digital deliverables for local start-ups as well as Fortune 500 brands; acquired by HyperDrive in 2015
AMA Pinnacle Award Finalist – Best Integrated
Marketing Campaign June 2017 
Presented by: Cincinnati American Marketing Association (AMA)
AMA Pinnacle Award Finalist – Best Marketing
Effectiveness Campaign April 2017
Presented by: Cincinnati American Marketing Association (AMA)
Communicator Award – Best Integrated
Marketing Campaign May 2010
Presented by: The Communicator Awards

Veteran’s PATH 
Transitions Global (Hope for Justice) 
Arthritis Foundation 
Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition 
Transitions, Inc. 
Gateway Community Outreach 
Madeira Farmers Market 
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