Institute of Design – Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL
MS – Visual Design (Film production - 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Visual effects, Live Action)
TEAM, is the one of the most important words I know. It transcends ego and is a win-win term for everyone. My best skills are creativity and leadership. And they both helped solve many problems for advertisers when I led the McCann advertising team creating broadcast commercials for Diet Coke, Colace, Skittles, etc.
McCANN ADVERTISING, Chicago
Art director - Copywriter - Producer /1995 -1998
Creative Director /1998- 2001
“A veritable creative, he willingly takes risks, tells it like it is, and tries to push the envelope in the creative sense without jeopardizing strategic focus. He is, in fact, a highly strategic creative, and that’s a rare combination in advertising today.”
Bottom line, Corky is a highly competent, thoughtful creative director who sets and maintains high standards. I believe any organization that places Corky in a roll of creative leadership will be equally impressed with his leadership as well as his diligence and overall contribution.” Kenneth Stevens Sr. VP, Director of Client Services McCann.
WORLD TRAVEL 2001-- 2003
JACKHAMMER Chicago 2003– Present
Producer/Director/Writer - Production of commercials, branded entertainment and longer motion projects for advertising agencies/advertisers from creation through finished project utilizing comedy/dialogue live - action, animation, computer animation, motion graphics and special effects.
See www.jackhammer.cc for samples of work.
I am a sold screenwriter: PRANKSTERS.
I’ve written/produced/directed three short films...
3 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS
Hydrocephalic Tomato – A farmer injects growth hormones into his vegetables with disastrous results.
Embryonic Journey – Experimenting withl visual effects helps tell a story about money spent in space while humanity suffers.
Yeah, I once knew a germ – An adventure into the world of germs through the eyes of children.
References upon request