Leo Burnett Chicago
October 2014 – August 2016
As Creative Director on: McDonald’s
Developing/producing integrated campaign elements across traditional and digital media.

DDB Chicago
January 2007 – October 2014
As Creative Director on:
Capital One, Capital One Bank, Chicago Tribune, Redeye, Metromix
Managed New Business Pitches on:
NAPA Auto Parts, hh gregg, Illinois Lottery, Metromix
Developed/produced integrated campaign elements as writer on:
McDonald’s, State Farm, Skittles, Starburst, Capital One, Capital One Bank, Bud Light

Co-Owner/Operator Quiznos Franchise
Firsthand experience in restaurant management, promotion, construction, and scrubbing the same burnt crap off the same pot every day.
Holidays Ruined: Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, National Holidays

Associate Creative Director, DDB Chicago
October 2004 – January 2007
Chicago Tribune, Redeye, Metromix, JCPenney, McDonald’s

Copywriter, DDB Chicago

May 2000 – October 2004
JCPenney, McDonald’s, General Mills, L’eggs, Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno

Copywriter, The Kimball Group
February 1997 – May 2000
Kodak, Cornerstone Computer Monitors, United Homes, AIT Freight Forwarding

Columnist, Cigars Around the World
December 1996 – October 2000


2013 VW “Sign Assist” Radio Shortlisted at Cannes
2013 Skittles “Cranky” D&AD Awards
2012 Skittles “Cranky” Television Shortlisted at Cannes
2007 JCPenney “Crazy Beautiful” Clio Award


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Advertising, College of Communications, May 1995

Chicago Portfolio School
Advanced Portfolio Development, May 1995-Feb 1997