Art Director + Animator + Creative Whatever-er
I hate titles. They feel limiting. I've been told so many times to pick a lane. Lanes don't feel very creative at all!
I do like goals though. My goal is to help brands craft compelling stories that "normal" people actually care about. Long stories, short stories, real stories, virtual stories.
I grew 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, won a student Emmy and some other shiny things, and stumbled into art direction at Energy BBDO in Chicago.
Send me a message if you'd like to collaborate, ask a question, or hire me to work for you:
I MAKE TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR CREATIVES
I'm really passionate about education and making the creative industry more accessible.
Check out some of the resources I've created on here...
Art Director • August 2019 – Present
Junior Art Director • May 2018 – August 2019
Mars/Wrigley – Extra | Ocean Spray | Pearle Vision | SC Johnson – Ziploc, Windex, Raid | Bayer – Claritin, Dr. Scholl's, One A Day | American Egg Board
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