Freelance Creative Director for Advertising, Television and Film. I’ve written three Super Bowl commercials for Toyota, one of which made Admeter's Top Ten, an original TV series for Bravo, a GLAAD-nominated series for Pivot, and an Emmy-nominated series for Nat Geo and The North Face.

I help global brands stay culturally relevant by crafting breakthrough creative strategies, original content and fully integrated marketing campaigns. I’ve led teams to craft creative work for the most influential brands in the world: Amazon, Google, Activision, ESPN, The North Face, Toyota, DoorDash and others. I utilize AI tools to craft crative strategies and streamline the creative process.

When I’m not working, I’m gaming, skateboarding or working on a screenplay.

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Freelance Creative Director (Feb 2021 - Present)
Clients: Amazon, DoorDash, Jack in the Box, Newlight Technologies, and other global brands
Collaborated with C-suite executives, marketers, ECDs, and various creatives to develop innovative brand campaigns.

Creative Director, Sid Lee (Aug 2019 - Feb 2021)
Integrated strategies and messaging across social, digital, experiential, and broadcast campaigns for clients including Dickies, The North Face, LA Rams, FC Cincinnati, and Dos Equis.

Freelance CD, Deutsch LA & Ace Content (June 2019 - Aug 2019)
Provided creative art and copy services for global integrated campaigns and Social/Digital initiatives.

Group Creative Director, Ayzenberg (Jun 2018 - May 2019)
Managed design, art, and copy teams for global brand, digital, and social campaigns for multiple Microsoft LOBs, including Surface, Windows, Bing, Education, and Edge.

Creative Director, TBWAChiatDay LA (Nov 2015 - Jun 2018)
Led multi-platform creative campaigns for Nissan and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as new business account wins such as Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks, and Peak Games.

Associate Creative Director, Saatchi LA (Aug 2014 - Oct 2015)
Directed a diverse team in creating integrated campaigns for Toyota, including two Super Bowl commercials

Freelance Creative, 72andSunny & Innocean (Jan 2014 - Aug 2014)
Contributed to the global launch campaign for Activision's "Destiny" and pitched scripts for Sonos, Google, and Skylanders.

Co-Executive Producer, Go Go Luckey (May 2013 - Jan 2014)
Produced "Raising McCain" for Pivot Network and "Loredana, Esq." for the Sundance Channel.

Freelance Producer, NBC Universal (Sep 2009 - Apr 2013)
Created and co-executive produced "Gallery Girls" on Bravo and E! networks, and provided creative services for NBC Universal, Google, and YouTube.

Writer/Story Producer, Pie Town Productions (June 2008 - Sep 2009)
Worked on HGTV's popular show "House Hunters."

Professional Credential, Artificial Intelligence: Business Strategies and Applications, UC Berkeley Executive Education
MFA in Screenwriting, University of Southern California
BA in English, Brigham Young University

Artificial Intelligence (AI), data, design and writing tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, Bilingual in Spanish

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