Creatively driven strategic brand storyteller.
I design and direct meaningful and unique experiences that influence consumer behavior and solve brand problems.
Art Director with award winning professional and academic work in Advertising and Design. I believe that ideas should come first and drive platform solutions that bring a convergence of any and all forms of media to connect with people in a true and authentic way.
Senior Art Director, ‘18-Current
Lead art director at one of Orlando’s biggest and most exciting ad agencies providing high level concepting and design for a mix of brands that span education, entertainment, hotel, medical, restaurant, retail, and tourism.
Received AAF District Gold and Local Gold ADDYs, as well as HSMAI Gold Adrian awards for Rosen Hotels & Resort’s Ask Rosen digital creative innovation and packaging design work.
Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group,
Art Director (PI), ‘17-18
As a capstone to grad school, worked an extremely competitive one year Professional Art Direction (PI) program with Disney’s in-house Ad Agency performing conceptual advertising, design, branding, social/digital content creation, and photo/video shoot art direction for assigned global Disney Destination brands. Art Directed several large social media and integrated campaigns, created several new special branded experience and in-park event concepts, designed a couple of large-scale rebranding campaigns, named Epcot’s Holiday Event International Festival of the Holidays, and designed the agency's animated Christmas card.
Received AAF District Gold, Local Gold, and Best of Show ADDYs for Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime Cruises campaign work.
Creative Director (Short-term Project), ‘17-17
Creative consultant for a three month fundraising campaign to raise $12,000 for the production of the Emmy award winning student fan-film Odyssey: A Star Wars Story. Built and led a 12 person advertising creative team preceding a May 4th fundraising launch event. Provided film branding as well as concepts and proposal for the advertising creative strategy, print and digital campaign, social media plan, video content treatments, promotional give-away items, and several live event ideas.
Efforts contributed to the production raising over $14,000 to create the film. Branding and design work for the film was seen at the Emmys and Telly Awards.
Senior Designer / Art Director, ‘12-16
Created, designed, and directed the production for MyPNK Magazine - a quarterly publication distributed to over 15,000 team members in 9 states. Provided branding, design, art direction, and print production management.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
AAF ADDY Awards
Over 25 awards received in Local and District AAF competitions (including multiple Gold and Silver Awards, 2 Judge's Choice Awards, and 1 Best of Show Award for Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Cruises campaign).
HSMAI Adrian Awards, '19
Awarded Gold in the Innovation category for Ask Rosen campaign created for Rosen Hotels & Resorts.
Published 40forMore Campaign in roundup of Best Agency Holiday Cards.
Red Dot: Communication Design Awards, '17
Won award for #BroBurn Integrated Advertising Campaign and published in the Red Dot Communication Design Annual 2017/2018.
SCADDY Awards, '17
Awarded 1 Gold in Brand-led Product Innovation and 3 Silver awards in Copywriting, Experiential, and Integrated Advertising.
SCADDY Awards, '16
Awarded 1 Gold in Experiential for Pink Taxi, 1 Silver in Video, and 2 Judge's Choice Awards (judged by DDB, 72andSunny, and SS+K agency creatives).
SCAD Ad Club Copywriting Workshop, '16
Won "Best Branded Solution" for the Oreos Branded Content Series Scriptwriting Challenge.
Savannah College of Art & Design
MFA - Advertising, ‘17 (3.88 GPA)
MA - Graphic Design, ‘16
American Diabetes Association
Andre Agassi Foundation
Central Christian Church
Circus Circus Hotel
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Dreamer’s Academy
Hard Rock Hotel
Martin’s Guitar Strings
Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts.