Art Director | Animator | Filmmaker
I help brands and businesses captivate audiences through creative strategy and digital storytelling.
Send me a message if you'd like to collaborate, ask a question, or hire me to work for you:
I’m proud to have grown up in a small Canadian town of 2300 people and just one yellow pedestrian light. I have since traveled the world, lived in multiple countries, learned two languages (Thai and Lao), filmed and flown drones around the world, led as creative director of the BYU AdLab, and stumbled into art direction at Energy BBDO in Chicago.
I say "stumbled" because I wasn't a traditional art director. Never took a formal design class. Completely self-taught. I was more of a content creator, video editor, and figure-outer. I’ve always had way too many passions to focus on just one thing. Fortunately, art direction has allowed me to “focus” my various skillsets and diverse experience in order to help brands and businesses creatively solve business problems and tell interesting stories in our increasingly connected, digital world.
Art Director • August 2019 – Present
Junior Art Director • May 2018 – August 2019
Mars/Wrigley – Extra | Ocean Spray | SC Johnson – Ziploc, Windex, Raid | Bayer – Claritin, Dr. Scholl's, One A Day
New biz wins: Champion, Ocean Spray, Claritin Social
Creative Director • May 2017 – April 2018
Content Creator • September 2016 – April 2018
Nike | Stance | Amazon Alexa | Beats by Dre | Facebook | Skullcandy | Intellibed
18 years in Canada. 4 years in the USA. 1.5 years in Thailand. 1 year in Laos. 3 months in New Zealand. 2 months studying in Europe. Filmed and flew drones in Chile and Ecuador. Relaxed in Mexico.
Shiny Things 🏆
Emmys / Television Academy | College TV Award Winner 🎥
One Show | Young Ones Portfolio Award | 2 Bronze Pencils
Clios | 1 Silver (editing), 2 Bronze
Art Directors Club | 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Merit
D&AD | Wood Pencil
Telly Awards | Gold
American Advertising Awards | National Best of Show, 1 National Gold, 1 National Silver