July 2011 – Present
Owner/Executive Creative Director, Ace Art, Inc.

Ace Art, Inc. is my corporation. I work as an independent contractor.

January 2003 – June 2011
Executive Creative Director, mcgarrybowen

Joining mcgarrybowen from nearly the beginning, it was exciting to play a part in the remarkable growth and success of the agency. I co-created the “I am what I am” campaign, which won the Reebok account. This completed a trifecta of sorts for me; I had worked on Nike, Adidas, and now Reebok. This led to winning the Brahma Beer business, a brand of InBev, based in Rio de Janeiro. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun and the work was great.

I consider creating the Droid brand from the ground up for Verizon to be one of the finest achievements of my career. As a result of this success, Verizon awarded mcgarrybowen its account, the largest in the country.

2000 – 2002
Owner/ Executive Creative Director, Ace Art, Inc.

Ace Art, Inc. is the corporation I use when I work as an independent contractor. I have worked for many agencies, including Wieden + Kennedy, Fallon, Saatchi & Saatchi/LA, Team One, BBDO/NY, Ammarti, JWT/NY, and Euro/RSCG/NY, as well as working on a movie/TV project for Pytka Productions.

1995 – 1999
Creative Director/Head of Art, Leagas Delaney, London

Our primary mission was to restore Adidas’s stature as the respected global athletic brand it had once been. To their credit, Adidas hired a small London creative agency instead of another conglomerate. The client also committed to increasing their budgets substantially. I partnered with Agency Owner/Executive Creative Director, Tim Delaney, who had hired me based on my Nike background. It was an exciting experience and very gratifying to be involved in the rebuilding of a famous brand like Adidas.

While at Leagas Delaney, I also had the pleasure of working on other great brands such as the BBC, the Guardian, Harrods, Patek Philippe, and Porsche UK.

1989 – 1994
Art Director, Wieden + Kennedy, Portland + Amsterdam

I worked for the premier agency on their premier account, Nike, for six years. We diid breakthrough work and won many awards. I was a member of the original team that opened Wieden + Kennedy’s European office in Amsterdam.

Awards include:

"Best of Show" and Gold Medals, The One Show

Gold Lions, Cannes Advertising Festival

Silver Pencils, D&AD

"Best of Show," and Gold awards, A.C.I.P. Awards

"Film Epica d’Or"

Gold Medals at the New York Art Director’s Club Show

Communication Arts: Advertising, Design and Photography Annuals

GRAPHIS: Advertising, Design and Photography Annuals

Work juried into the Art Director’s Clubs of Tokyo, Germany, France, and the Netherlands

TV commercial, “The Wall” and a poster, “Please Protect Your Hearing” in MoMA’s Permanent Collection

Two gold medals, 2008 Graphis Photography Annual for personal work

One gold medal, 2009 Graphis Photography Annual for personal work