5977 Laurel Ridge Drive
Newburgh, IN 47630
My work was chosen as one of the Best American Mystery Stories 2009, I've been in numerous print anthologies including Baddest of the Bad, Ransom, Out of the Gutter Vols. 2 & 5. My horror novel, Hang on Sloopy was published in August 2011.
To create work my clients can’t live without.
To mold a creative department into something legendary.
Sept. 1999 - November 2010?
Senior Vice President/Executive Creative Director
Keller Crescent Advertising (RIP) – Evansville, IN
0 – 450 creative awards in 10 years flat.
Clients included Eureka Vacuums, Fruit of the Loom, Timber Wolf Moist Snuff, Heaven Hill Distilleries (Christian Bros. Brandies, Evan Williams, HPNOTIQ, etc), Quality Chekd Dairies, Sprint/Ubiquitel, Old National Bank, St. Mary's Hospital, Riverview Hospital, Baymont Inns and Suites
1995 - 1999
Vice President/Executive Creative Director
Flynn, Sabatino & Day – Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio
Clients included Brown-Foreman (Jekel Wines), Cincinnati Bell, Tradewinds Bottled Iced Teas, Skyline Chili, Fifth Third Banks, Ohio Casualty (AVOMARK) Insurance, Chi-Chis Margaritas, SMINT Mints, Lexis-Nexis
1993 – 1995
Associate Creative Director
DDB Needham – Chicago, IL
Clients included Wheaties, Vanish, Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper
1991 - 1993
Creative Director of International Brands
Tatham-Euro/RSCG – Chicago, IL
Clients included Old Spice, Vidal Sassoon, Ameritech (Illinois Bell Telephone), Head & Shoulders Shampoo
1980 - 1991
Associate Creative Director
Leo Burnett – USA, Chicago, IL
Clients included Kellogg's Corn Flakes (author of Taste Them Again for the First Time), Diet 7UP, McDonald's, Product 19, Prell Shampoo, Eckrich Sausage
Melvin Simon and Associates – Indianapolis, IN
Clients included over 50 shopping malls in the South, Midwest and East
Master of Science in Advertising
Medill School of Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film
I have over 600 local, regional, national and international awards under my belt and a few more on my shelf including Clio, International Festivals of New York, Webby, London International Advertising Awards, Houston International Film Festival, Regional and National Addys, W3, Retail Advertising Council, Summit, Silver Microphone, Telly, Global, Los Angeles Art Director's Club, Mobius, Windy, Aster, Communicator Award, Beverage Dynamics, National Healthcare Marketing Award. Awards were won for work in all media.
books and magazines showcasing my stuff
Creativity 14, Creativity 15, Creativity 26 (twice), Creativity 27 (three times), Creativity 28, Creativity 30 (four times), Creativity 31, Creativity 32 (seven times), Creativity 33 (three times), Creativity 34, Creativity 35 (ten times), Creativity 36 (sixteen times), Graphic Design USA 2006 (eleven times), Graphic Design USA 2007 (seventeen times), Graphic Design 2008 (twenty one times), Graphic Design 2009 (thirteen times), ADS Magazine, Art Director's Club of Los Angeles Annual, US Advertising Review, PRINT, "The Little Book of Layouts: Good Design and Why They Work," by David E. Carter, "Humor in Advertising: Exploring the Secrets of the Silly Sell," by Fred Beard and edited by Bess Vanrenen, Larry King in USA TODAY mentioned one of my ads as one of his favorites.
"Taste them again for the first time," the tagline written by me, is the answer to a "Trivial Pursuit" question.
other advertising accomplishments
Regional and local Addy judge, Telly Judge, Davey judge, W3 judge, regional student Addy judge. Board of Directors/AAF Greater Evansville. Elected to be a permanent and Founding Member of the Board of Directors, The International Academy of Visual Arts, November, 2006 International Academy of Visual Arts Creative Person of the Month