B2B CREATIVE Director / Producer / DESIGNER
I'm an architecturally trained, entrepreneurially seasoned B2B Creative Director. My passion resides in seeing concepts come to life on time and on budget while continuing to track, analyze and adapt each across the brand system’s multitude of touch points. My strengths lie in the ability to balance the creative and pragmatic demands of each creative endeavor while managing the client or internal stakeholders’ relationships and the designers' aspirations throughout. I find great satisfaction and ease transiting from being in front of clients or C-Suite executives, to intimately developing junior level, team members. I love working with strong designers, storytellers, copywriters, animators, etc. in a well developed creative workflow within content-rich companies that deeply value a strong brand throughout the organization.
My career arch has taken me from studying design at the University of Cincinnati’s renowned DAAP school, to architecture firms in San Francisco, to starting and growing a video production agency post economic crash in New York City, to managing a design studio inside of an 1,100 person tech company in Portland, OR. As for extracurriculars, I have spoken at national conferences, marketing organizations, film festivals and design schools while also teaching courses at Portland State University, Pratt Institute and the University of Minnesota. I'm looking forward to continuing my career path either in-house or in an agency while working with passionate, innovative and creative professionals.
Creative Direction - graphics, motion, video teams
Project Management - scope, budgeting, production and delivery
Creative Team Management - personal attention to each report
Branding - strategy, implementation & management
Concept Development - pitches, storyboarding & scripting
Budgeting - development, tracking & KPIs
SOW - scope development & contracts
Video Producer - directing, interviewing, lighting, sound, etc.
Business Management - BIS and ERP implementation for 65 staff
Client/Account Services - top level brands and high profile private clients
Teaching - college level professor
Shoot: One Day with Four Crew
Client: Dagne Dover
Role: DP/Gimbal & Camera Operator
Shoot: One Half Day with Four Crew
Shoot: One Day Shoot at CES Booth split between Half Day with Two Crew for Cinematography, and Half Day with Four Crew for Testimonial Interviews
Shoot: Three Half Days for all Cinematography and Voice Over Interviews with Two Crew
Role: Concept through Delivery
Purpose: YouTube Channel Promotion (Helped Double Subscribers in a Year)
Shoot: Multiple Shoots With No Crew Besides Myself
Shoot: One Day with Five Crew
Client: Ruben Companies
Shoot: Half Day for Interviews with Three Crew, Multiple Half Days for all B-Roll Cinematography
Client: September 11 Museum and Memorial
Role: Account/Producer/Director/Cam Op
Shoot: One Day for Interview and all Cinematography with Three Crew
Portland State University - Professor and Curriculum (2018)
Pratt Institute - Professor and Curriculum (2016)
University of Minnesota - Professor and Curriculum (2015)
This is my Instagram feed showcasing amazing people, inspiring projects, daily moments and of course adventures with my family across Oregon and the Cascadia Region. Probably heavy on the latter, but who can deny rubbing in to family back in Ohio?!
I'd love to talk further about my work, passions, services or story along with hearing from you about your own, so please reach out to me here or on your preferred social platform below!