My passion is persuasion. From a base of research, analysis and insight, I deftly wield an arsenal of sharp technological and creative tools to shape strategic messaging. Whether I am building a brand through Social Media or the printed word, optimizing Search Engine presence or blogging, the medium very definitely is the message.
I want the clients I work with to win! I am a marketing force, out there in the field, hands dirty, waving the flag of brand consciousness, word-of-mouth, blog-buzz, web analytics and a myriad of other tools and venues to bring victory to business relationships.
Doesn’t this all sound a little overblown?
Look at my work, skills and experience and make the judgement for yourselves. McDonalds, Dell, Ford, Yellow Pages, Cadburys, all enjoy victory in the global brand battles they fight for name recognition, integration and customer allegiance.
That’s why they choose me.
USA Permanent Positions
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING + CREATIVE SERVICES, DRILLSPOT.COM; BOULDER, CO – 2008-2010
Responsible for all levels of visual representation, media integration, product messaging, brand management, and corporate identity. My role was pivotal in driving a strategic web presence, social marketing and sales.
SENIOR STRATEGIC INTEGRATION ANALYST, MCLAIN FINLON; DENVER, CO – 2007-2008
Providing a solid framework of strategic, analytical and data driven insight to drive high level creative and branded messaging for telecommunications and technology clients such as Qwest and Dell Computers.
HEAD OF STRATEGIC INTEGRATION + INTERACTIVE , KARSH+HAGAN; DENVER, CO – 2006-2007
Custodian of strategic media integration and interactive development for clients such as McDonalds, The Colorado Lottery, and Globus Travel. A demanding role involving high creative output and big thinking.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITALLY CHALLENGED MEDIA; BOULDER, CO – 2002-2007
Full creative control of B2B and B2C business for a wide array of technology, entertainment and retail clients in a boutique agency setting. Focused primarily on web technology, SEO+ SEM, supplemented by traditional media for clients such as ICI, Kraft, Yellow Pages, KPMG, Nextel, HP and Cadburys.
HEAD OF GUI + WEB DEVELOPMENT, RGI PRACTICE MANAGEMENT; BOULDER, CO – 1999-2002
Managing all aspects of the software development life-cycle for practice management and clinical setting tools. Sophisticated interaction, design, usability and performance related development.
HEAD OF INTERACTIVE DEVELOPMENT, I-SUN NETWORKS; PHILADELPHIA, PA – 1997-1999
Portal development in the realm of educational communication. A precursor to MySpace with its use of instant messaging, profile pages and inter-collegiate communication tools. Web application development and design, with short lead times and the use of bleeding edge technologies to stimulate community interaction.
JWT – ACD : Copy, Print, Graphic Design
Zenith Media – Strategic Planning
Publicis – ACD : Copy, Print, Graphic Design
Ogilvy + Mather – Account Planning
Express Newspapers – Deputy Group Head Advertising
Centaur Publications – Advertisement Manager
Falcon Publishing Europe – Advertisement Manager
B.A. Applied Design Function
G.D. Marketing, Media + Advertising
Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design
M.A. Modern American Literature
B.A. (Hons) English Literature and American Studies
Technologies, Tools + Skills
My expertise is diverse. I’ve employed a multitude of solutions to achieve client goals. There are mature people skills, a seasoned, visionary creative aptitude, a solid grasp of web technologies and finely tuned agency skills that reside here. They can be yours to drive. Strap in. Start up. Enjoy the ride. Success awaits.
I possess an ability and willingness to keep abreast of emerging and developing technology and trends
Capable of understanding and implementing complex strategic initiatives
Excellent presentation skills, problem–solving capabilities and budgetary management
Flexibility to work cooperatively and sympathetically with all types of clients
I have successfully managed numerous different size design and development teams, all containing personnel of different ages and degrees of experience
I lead by example, demanding more from myself than anyone
I have a forthright, genuine and honest style and support my teams to the limit
Strong and intelligent creative design skills
Mac + PC fluent
Adobe Suite CS4, In Design, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, Logic Pro7, Final Cut, Quark, 3D Studio Max, iwork, Office, Visio
Graphic Design, Web Design, Illustration, Conceptualization, Storyboarding
SEO + SEM, Accessibility, Compliance, Analytics
Requirements Documentation, User Interface Development, Standards Compliant Web Development, Software Development, Blog Platform Development, CMS Customization
Web Design, Wire-Framing, Web Content Production, Rich Media Production, E-Mail Marketing
Excellent experience of e-commerce and various site development
Excellent Business Planning, Strategic Marketing, Integration + Planning skills
Logical and creative thought process, paired with very able decision making skills
Excellent verbal, written, presentation and organizational skills
Experienced in the application of theoretical resources
Good business acumen and financially agile
Very adept at working with data, research and professional documentation
Large variety of technical skills and technological knowledge
Persistent, thorough and a team player who is respectful and recognizes authority
Creative Brief Execution, Copywriting, Web Content Production, TV + Radio Production
Print Design, Brochures, POS, Newsletters, E-mail Blasts, Rich Media Banners, Trade Stands and Event Collateral
I have exceptional personal and professional references on request, from both clients and agencies.
The Bauhaus Art Movement
UK Punk Music 1977 – 1880
Thomas Keller, Adrian Ferra, Modern Cuisine
Painting : Matisse, Mondrian, Magritte, Rothko, Warhol, De Kooning
Vintage guitars : Gretsch, Fender + Gibson
Architecture : Richard Meier, I.M. Pei, Le Corbusier, Mies Van De Rohe
Film : Nic Roeg, Orson Welles, David Lynch