My focus is on developing creative solutions for marketing, product innovation, and education. Over the years, I have guided, lead, and taught cross-functional teams how to synthesize information into impactful and persuasive communication experiences. 
EDUCATION
MBA - Steinbeis University of Berlin
The Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Faculty Director: David Slocum, Ph.D.
Thesis: "Creativity Through Constraints
Anticipated graduation - July 2018
BFA - Louisiana State University
Major: Painting with a focus in medical illustration

GRADUATE INSTRUCTION  

West Virginia University, Reed College of Media
Integrated Marketing Communications  
Graduate  Online Program
> IMC Program Voted “Outstanding Online Program” by the Online Learning Consortium 2015
> IMC Program named finalist for PRWeek's "PR Education Program of the Year 2016"  

Instructor - Digital Storytelling
The creation and use of brand narratives told through the use of digital media

Instructor - Advanced Creative Concepts
Contemporary approaches to creative communication for integrated marketing
> Updated the course to promote digital brand experiences through  IMC strategies

Instructor - Creative Strategy & Execution
Foundational campaign course for integrated marketing communications
UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION

Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Instructor - Graphic Design / Non-Art Majors
An introduction to problem-solving for visual communication through typographic images. The fundamentals of design, typography, and visual communication are investigated in experimental and practical projects. Incorporates research in the communicative potential of color and structure.

Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, Ohio
Instructor and Creative Director  - MindMarket
Provided creative leadership for the MindMarket Design Lab allowing organizations the opportunity to engage CCAD’s top talent in solving design challenges. The interdisciplinary "agency" incorporated Design Thinking, Agile Processes, UX, and UI principles on real projects for real clients. Student projects included:
> An instructional video for SMOKEY BEAR and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
> The development of a branded recycled waste program for the Community Development     Collaborative of Columbus
> The strategy and design of an online newsletter for nonprofit organizations in central Ohio
Visiting Professor - Brand and Market Development
Created the Brand and Market Development course for brand positioning, identity, and messaging using qualitative, and quantitative research to ensure marketplace viability.
Class was selected for the AIRSTREAM concept project for the branding and marketing of an innovative – work/live trailer currently in development
Visiting Professor - Advanced Typography
Co-authored the revision of the advanced typography syllabus to reflect use of typography in digital and time-based media
Visiting Professor - Introduction to Advertising and Graphic Design
Restructured the introductory course to include principles of design strategy
Visiting Professor - Introduction to Visual Communications
Restructured the introductory course to accommodate students from a variety of majors
Adjunct Instructor - Advanced Branding Concepts
Created Advanced Branding Concepts course to explore new approaches to brand creation, management, and promotion. Student work won multiple ADDY awards, including STUDENT BEST OF SHOW in 2012 and 2013
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Instructor - Business Practices for Creative Careers
A course is designed to give students an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of business practices for creative careers. Students explore the importance of intellectual property, invoicing, contracts, and managing clients. The course will focus on self-promotion through online blogs and social media, owning and operating your own business and capitalizing on freelance opportunities. Professional panels and guest speakers contribute to real-world experience in the classroom.

WORKSHOPS  / SEMINARS /ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Columbus Idea Foundry
Columbus, Ohio
Profiled in Techcrunch as the largest community "makerspace" in the world, the Columbus Idea Foundry offers classes in entrepreneurship for new business owners and startups.

Instructor - Marketing with meaning
Lead a workshop that uses the principles of psychology and cognitive science to help new business owners identify communication translating the heart & soul of what they do and say to those who care. The workshop uses imaging and messaging exercises to identify their mission, positioning, and target audience.

Instructor - Marketing made easy
This workshop takes new business owners through techniques and resources that drive their message, market products and effectively build small businesses. They learn how to generate a loyal customer base through social media, video content, networking and open source templates.

OpenIDEO
OpenIDEO invites people from around the world to collaborate to solve social challenges by sharing inspiration and ideas in online innovation challenges.

Expert Reviewer - Future of Higher Education Challenge
Selected as one of 25 experts evaluating finalist submissions to inform the selection of top ideas from the challenge: How might we better prepare all learners for the needs of tomorrow by reimagining higher education?

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Creative Director / McGraw-Hill Education
> Led the formation and organization of an in-house marketing creative services team
> Increased productivity by instituting brand standards, metrics, processes, and design templates.
> Developed and implemented multi-touch marketing for digital learning platforms and curriculum.
> Managed assessment and contractual engagement of outside creative resources.

Executive Creative Director ~ inVentiv Healthcare
> Supervised the creation of a purpose-driven agency based on patient-focused marketing
> Restructured creative department to be multi-disciplined and lead growth in D2C clients
> Consulted on P&G/WalMart Summit determining healthcare platform for the next decade
> Created identity and marketing for P&G FutureWorks’ innovative weight loss program
> Developed strategy and retail promotion for HealthMart pharmacies

Creative Director, Global Creative Director
Grey / New York & Frankfurt, Wells, Rich, Greene / New York, Saatchi & Saatchi / New York
> Provided creative leadership of regional and global brands such as Pringles, Tide, and Olay
> Created, supervised and coordinated advertising that ran globally
> Created advertising that turned Pringles from a local brand into a global brand
> Created innovative equity management tools for global use
> Developed the “Creative Exploratory” process for visual/aural/emotional R&D on brand equities 
> Initiated a process for translating marketing campaigns to various media in the most effective manner
> Coordinated interactive, promotion, and display for new product launches and cross-promotional events

PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS

Procter & Gamble
The Seagram Company
General Mills
Johnson & Johnson
E.J.Gallo Winery
Abbott Therapeutic Nutrition
Novo Nordisk
Biogen Idec
GlaxoSmithKline
Disney
Nickelodeon
Survivor
Lord of the Rings
Daytona 500
CONFERENCES
 2016
ANA Digital & Social Media East Conference
Integrate Conference - WVU IMC
AIGA Design Educators Conference
2015
International Society for Technology in Education Conference
Integrate Conference - WVU IMC
2013
American Advertising Federation
2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
2000
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

AWARDS, RECOGNITION, PRESENTATIONS

2016
Telly Awards - Bronze
2014
Presenter at the WearGood Hackathon developing wearable technology for civic good.
2010
Panelist on Columbus MBA Innovation Symposium
Guest Lecturer/S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse University
Manny Awards - Gold
2009
PM360 Marketing Awards – Trophies (2)
Rx Club Awards – Certificates of Merit (3)
Global Awards – Certificate of Merit
2008
Global Awards – Finalist
Rx Club – Certificates of Merit (6)
Medical Media & Marketing Awards – Finalist
Winner of the inVentiv Communications Award for Outstanding Corporate Contribution
2007
Global Awards – Finalist
Medical Media & Marketing Awards – Finalist
Rx Club – Certificates of Merit (6)
2006
Global Awards – Finalist 
Rx Club – Certificates of Merit (8)
2005
AdAge - Top Ten Ads of the Year
New York Festivals – Finalist
2004
P&G Cannes Seminar - Speaker
London International Awards – Finalist TV/Cinema
Houston International Film Festival - Gold
New York Festivals – Finalist and Certificate of Distinction (2)
2003
P&G Cannes Seminar - Speaker
London International Advertising Awards – Finalist Television
Mobius Advertising Awards – Certificate for Outstanding Creativity
Cresta International Advertising Awards – Finalist TV/Cinema
Worldfest Houston – Bronze TV/Cinema
2002
Houston International Film Festival – Gold
London International Advertising Awards – Finalist Radio
London International Advertising Awards – Finalist Music
2001
The New York Festivals - Finalist
2000
Association of Independent Commercial Producers Awards - Gold
1998
P&G Robert Goldstein Global Business Building Campaign Award
1997
Effie Awards - Gold
P&G Business Building Award
1996
P&G Business Building Award
STUDENT AWARDS
2014
Columbus Society of Communication Arts - Judges Choice Award
2013
AAF Columbus ADDYS - Student Best of Show & multiple others
2012
AAF Columbus ADDYS - Student Best of Show & multiple others  

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
AIGA
American Advertising Federation - Columbus
Civic Hacks
+Acumen
Columbus Metropolitan Club
Online Learning Consortium
Columbus Society of Communication Arts

SOFTWARE

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Blackboard, Moodle
WordPress
SmartSheets
Basecamp, Asana, Trello
Basic HTML5 &CSS3


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