Creative Director – Copy
To become a writer whose work could be mentioned in the same breath as Sir Winston Churchill, David Ogilvy or at very least Pamela Anderson.
|AT&T||Highmark Health Insurance||Detroit Diesel|
|Xerox||Regence Health Insurace||Getty Images|
|Carnival Cruise Lines||Hyatt Vacation Club||New York Life|
|Freightliner Trucks||Oregon State Lottery||AdCouncil|
Creative Director; tiltshift, Seattle, WA; February 2015 – Current
tiltshift is a Branding and Advertising agency dedicated to helping our clients build their brand in an actionable and accountable way. By combining years of proven planning and creative with cutting-edge analytics, we are able to create, test and refine the campaigns necessary to help your company grow.
Senior Marketing Copywriter; Getty Images, Seattle, WA; May 2015 – August 2016
After several months of helping launch Getty’s internal marketing team, I was asked to join full-time. In addition to creative duties, my responsibilities include finding and training new team members, establishing brand standards and creating best practices documentation and training.
Associate Creative Director; Hacker Agency (FCB/IPG), Seattle, WA; March 2011 – February 2015
Hacker Agency (FCB/IPG) is a multi-media direct advertising agency of about 200 people based in Seattle with offices in Munich, Prague and Shanghai. I began working there as a Copywriter and quickly rose to the post of Associate Creative Director. In that time, I built a client roster that included AT&T, Carnival Cruise Lines, Highmark Insurance Agency, AAA, New York Life and Hyatt Vacation Club, among many others. I also contributed to and lead several RFPs, successfully resulting in new agency billings totaling over $19M.
Copywriter; GSM Mercury, Seattle, WA; May 2010 – January 2011
GSM Mercury is a small initiatives and political advertising firm. The shop covers all media and has a truly global reach. While here I worked on a variety of projects in roles ranging from ideation and content creation for social, print and interactive projects to simple web development and account management. In the words of the CEO, I was a “Swiss-army knife.”
Copywriter; Pop Art Inc, Portland, OR; July 2008 – April 2010
Pop Art is a digital shop in Portland that serves a variety of local and national clients, including some Fortune 500 companies. In my time there, I touched most of the projects that came through the agency, and was the lead writer on many of them. In addition to writing, I planned, wrote and managed all of the social media projects for both internal and external clients.
AM – Marketing & Ops Typhoon! Inc, Portland, OR; August 2006-July 2008
While working at Typhoon, a mid-sized restaurant company in Portland, I helped launch, promote and manage their first tapas bar concept. Making everything from marketing plans to mojitos, I was on the management team that nurtured the new concept to the point of adding an additional location within a year of launch. By managing a variety of media and event-centric marketing endeavors the location soon became one of the company’s premiere locations.
• Rosey Award: 2010 Portland Advertising Federation Rosey Awards
• Award of Excellence: 2010 Portland Advertising Federation Rosey Awards
• Four Awards of Merit: 2010 Portland Advertising Federation Rosey Awards
• Award of Merit: 2009 Portland Advertising Federation Rosey Awards
• People’s Choice Award at the 2009 Webvisionary Awards for the Holidizer Holiday Card campaign
• 2006 One Show Student Gallery presenter (Lone Star Beer Ads)
• Photo, “Light Trails,” exhibited in the Menil Collection Student Gallery 2002
BA in Journalism with a specialization in Advertising and a minor in Communication Studies from the University of Oregon.
When I was five, I wanted to be:
• An astronaut – I grew up in Houston, the home of NASA, and I was a slightly bigger nerd then.
• A paleontologist – My mom said I couldn’t be one unless I knew how to spell it.
• An alligator – I was five.