Leo Burnett Group/ Arc Worldwide

Senior Art Director

2012 - Present

Art Director

2010 - 2012

Clients: Coca-Cola, McDonald's

  • Developed key art used in shopper marketing promotions for print, broadcast, and digital for national and global companies
  • Designed retail packaging and merchandising displays
  • Integrated third-party branding within McDonald's Happy Meal brand for cross-promotion partnerships with various global entertainment companies such as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Nickelodeon and Mattel
  • Assisted in the concept and design of logos and other marketing assets for McDonald’s promotions which include All-Day Breakfast, Minions, Monopoly, and Sip, Share, Win!
  • Wrote and designed style guides for local marketing agencies
  • Concepted and created storyboard illustrations for film and broadcast
  • Pitched and presented work to clients
  • Hired and directed illustrators, photographers, motion artists, and retouchers
  • Lead photography and video shoots
  • Supervised and mentored Junior Art Directors and interns
  • Prepared digital files for keylining

HOT DISH ADVERTISING

Junior Art Director

2008 - 2010

Clients: The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Lube Pros, Massage Heights, Budget Blinds, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

  • Supported creative directors and senior art directors in the concept and execution of marketing initiatives ranging from integrated and digital media, to broadcast, print, and out-of-home
  • Pitched and presented work to clients

U4ea Studios

Interactive Designer

2007 - 2008

Clients: Travelers Insurance

  • Designed web banners and e-mail blasts
  • Edited HTML and Flash-based websites and micro sites

Time Out Chicago

Graphic Designer

2006 - 2007

  • Provided in-house print advertising design for clients purchasing media space in the weekly publication
  • Created editorial illustrations and information graphics

EXTRACURRICULAR

2016 Became a member of the RAW Artists collective

2015 - Present Began exhibiting and selling artwork through various Chicago galleries

2011 - Present Became the volunteer photography lead for CreativeMornings

2013 - 2014 Taught art & marketing classes part-time at the Chicago Portfolio School

2012 - 2014 Helped rebrand and design posters for The Patio Theater in Chicago

2010 Volunteered to mentor students in the AIGA Chicago Chapter

Education

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Art, Graphic Design

2005


AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2017

Silver Effie Award

PRO Award

2007

Columbia University CSPA Gold Circle Award, Advertising Design

2006

Associated Collegiate Press Award, Advertising Design

ICPA Award, Advertising Design