New York City, June 2014–August 2015
Cultivate, ideate, design and build original, engaging cross-platform digital products and experiences while guiding the UX, design and development teams through delivery. Working closely with C-suite and T-suite executives and a wide range of editorial, video, design, collaborative teams, launched a new video viewing experience blending live linear TV streams, video on demand and interactive social community. Brand strategy and design of an original content channel and 16 new shows: shift by msnbc. Led collaboration to envision suite of native apps incorporating social newsfeed and "TV everywhere" video viewing, personalized and synchronized with the core site experience, msnbc.com (product suite launches Q1 2016).
Brand Bravery, Inc.
Principal, Executive Creative Director
New York City, 2005–2008, 2010–present
Brand Bravery is an independent consulting firm founded to take on short and long-term contract positions, providing creative strategy leadership and hands on creative/ UX /design. Clients include: American Greetings, McKinsey, Cardstore, PCA Skin, Ancestry, Generations Network, happygreenbee, Fast Search, Bodum, Steve’s Blinds & Wallpaper, Custom Solutions, Corporate Executive Board and Hello Housing. Most of these assignments have involved significant onsite management and team building and presence.
Atlanta, New York City, 2008–2010
Creative and User Experience vision holder for all CNN-related digital products including CNN.com, iReport.com, mobile, apps, international, live video, multimedia interactives and video on demand. Presided over the multiple award-winning re-design of CNN.com and the CNN iPhone app launch, among many other projects. Managed the Design and User Experience 25+ member internal teams and multiple external agency relationships. Recipient of multiple major awards, including the Peabody, the Edward R. Murrow, and Gold Award from Society of Publication Designers.
New York City, 1999-2008
A visual communications
design studio collective focusing on brand development, digital user experiences and print for clients including: Spiegel, AOL, Nike, The New York Times, The Shooting Gallery, Bloomingdale’s, Mervyn’s, Maybelline, AGA Marketing, NPR, DoubleAgent, Worknowledge, Beautility, Twig New York and Gilman Architects, Also worked an 8-month on-site contract with Sapient in San Francisco, as creative director for the Nordstrom and Hallmark clients.
THINK New Ideas (An Omnicom Agency)
Vice President, Executive Creative Director
New York City, 1997-1999
One of the original digital agencies in the country and ranked top ten by Adweek the years I was there, THINK was an integrated strategic marketing and technology solutions provider. I was creative vision holder for the core digital capabilities for the company, managing a staff consisting of 25+ full-time (and external teams of up to 25) art directors, designers, site builders and copywriters. Clients we won and maintained Agency of Record relationships included: Time Inc., IBM, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble, Oracle, Silicon Graphics, Rockport, Avon, NFL Players Inc., Chase, Millstone Coffee and Heinz.
Art Director, Senior Designer
Redmond, Washington, 1996-1997
Creative vision holder for Rifff, one of the MSN ‘shows’ (subscriber-only content sites). Focused on interactive music and set within the concept of a virtual recording studio, collaborated with a celebrity musical artist (including Philip Glass, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Graham Nash). Responsible for the overall creative and brand direction of the project and its image, developing the user experience and UI, hiring and managing design and production teams, collaboration with producers, developers and musicians, and designing episodes.
Seattle, Washington, 1995
Marquand Books specializes in the design and production of fine art books, museum catalogs and gift publications, for clients such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Hyperion and Rizzoli Books. My job involved the art direction, design and project supervision on a number of large simultaneously produced books. Works produced include: Fabergé in America, William Morris: artifacts/glass, Louise Bourgeois: drawings and observations, Picturing the south, and Shall we dance?
The News Tribune
Features Designer, Illustrator
Tacoma, Washington, 1994-1995
Responsible for art direction, design, photo editing and illustration for the cover of SoundLife, which is the daily news features (arts, entertainment and lifestyle) tabloid-sized magazine in The News Tribune (a 130,000+ circulation daily newspaper). I also provided page designs and illustrations for other features sections on a variety of subjects. Worked entirely on a sophisticated state-of-the-art Mac publishing network, with extensive daily use of Quark Xpress, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington, 1991-1996
Instructor of illustration and drawing to design students in a four-year BFA program. Also served as faculty advisor/ design department coordinator for the 1991-1992 school year, where I was responsible for advising the entire graphic design and illustration student body, coordinating and maintaining individual curriculums and class schedules.
The Bon Marché (Now Macy's)
Art Director / Designer
Seattle, Washington, two years
Freelance Graphic Artist / Illustrator
Seattle, Washington, 5 years; Chicago Illinois, 3 years
Publications International, Ltd.
Art Director / Designer
Lincolnwood, Illinois, one year
Chicago, Illinois, one year
American Passage Media Corp./Seattle FilmWorks
Art Director/ Graphic Artist
Seattle, Washington, five years