CREATIVE DIRECTOR. COPYWRITER. CONSULTANT. WRANGLER OF WALTER, THE DOG.
Transplanted Yankee. Intrepid explorer. Dog rescuer. Theater and creative writing background. Plays well with others in sand box. Collaborator and/or self-contained unit. Industry awards reside in a box, in a closet next to a Ziploc stuffed with political campaign buttons I designed. Buttons are part of permanent archives at Wolfsonian - FIU Museum. Organic gardener. Community Organizer. I fold my pizza. Have complete command of thoroughly useless information. Loyal to those I respect. Penchant for accents and conceptual radio. Firm believer in strategic planning and the power of branding. Other than that, I love words. Ketchup. And advertising advocacy. #FactCheckBeforeYourForward
WRITECAUSE CREATIVE LLC, miami/san francisco
owner, creative director | may 2007 - present
the huichol center for cultural survival and the traditional arts. cloud9. madden media. vibe. innovart. innocent chocolate. 3 still standing documentary. sapient. kroger. north florida women's physicians. laurie rubin photography - what remains: amelia earhart. greater miami and convention visitors bureau. meet puerto rico. barry university. trajectory. daisy baez for state rep. pure branding. c+cg partnership. avocados from mexico. stock usa vermouth. palm cay. ingco international. hydrodec. THINK global school. fagan and welles. hansen's natural soda. croton watershed clean water coalition. partners for self-employment, inc. vero fashion outlets. república. burger king. turkel advertising. alexiou and associates. kona kompachi. soma creative group. ny20. adorno and yoss. xanté liqueur. miami city ballet. community organizers for change. color craft jewelers. drake center. joint juice fitness. obama for america. calistoga beverages. miami-dade democratic party. beanfield productions. nichiki television. discovery channel. amazon advertising. peet's coffee and tea. kashi. zoom eyewear. california community foundation. seabourn cruises. nestlé. steve madden. democracy for america miami-dade. sirva relocation services.
RONIN ADVERTISING GROUP, miami
associate creative director | july 2004- may 2007
new business. american home health, inc. four seasons residences. nova southeastern university fischler school of education and human services. brickell tennis club. super bowl xli host committee. university of miami sports. university of miami h. wayne huizenga school of business and entrepreneurship. luxuria. sarasota memorial healthcare system. alonzo mourning charities. children's home society. cucina pazzo restaurant. beachside key west.
DAVID PATLAK FOR CONGRESS, miami
campaign manager · communications director | february 2004 - august 2004
district 18 federal congressional race.
GEMINI ADVERTISING, san francisco/london
partner · creative director | april 2003 - september 2003
guava women's travel magazine. mini dates u.k.
FREELANCE, planet earth
branding consultant | august 2002 - february 2004
work with global environmental, political and human rights organizations. docent and travel guide for miami children's museum. moderator - unitedplanet.org. head of county-wide voter registration committee.
v.p., marketing · writer | april 2001 - april 2002
crew member, writer and marketing director of junglerunner a-t-w landrover challenge. promoted website and trip. sought sponsorship and posted journals to readership of thousands. coordinated with and collected signatures for UNICEF's Say Yes For Children campaign - presented at UN Special Session. Zambia. Botswana. Namibia. South Africa. Zimbabwe. Malawi. Tanzania. Kenya. Ethiopia. Sudan. Egypt. Jordan. Syria. Turkey. Bulgaria. Romania. Hungary. Slovakia. Austria. Poland. Lithuania. Latvia. Estonia. Russia. Finland. Sweden. Norway. Denmark. Germany. Holland. England. Brazil. Argentina. Uruguay. Paraguay. Chile. Bolivia. Peru. Ecuador. Galapagos. Costa Rica. Thailand.
NORTH AMERICA · AUSTRALIA · NEW ZEALAND
travel writer | october 2000 - march 2001
FREELANCE, san francisco
worked at local agencies such as tonic360 | june 2000 - september 2000
LOWE, LINTAS AND PARTNERS (FORMERLY AMMIRATI PURIS LINTAS, chicago)
v.p., associate creative director | july 1998 - may 2000
sbc. ameritech - corporate, consumer and yellow pages. securitylink. amtrak. deafdog music. partnership for a drug free america.
GLOBE TROTTER, planet earth
traveler/freelancer from sydney to miami | march 1997- may 1998
australia. thailand. burma. laos. turkey. israel. jordan. egypt. israel. england. wales. england. scotland. england. greece. italy. france. spain. france. belgium. netherlands. france. spain. england. miami. new york. london. venice (lived there). london. chicago.
WEEKES, MORRIS, OSBORN · DMBB, sydney
copywriter | june 1996 - february 1997
westpac banking services. whiskas. outdoor advertising association of australia. bond's clothing. sydney 2000 olympics. discovery channel. work for hong kong: fanta. work for japan: whiskas.
DMBB, new york
copywriter | july 1994 - june 1996
entenmann's. umbro. uncle ben's. pampers. boboli. citizen watches. barbados tourism. blockbuster. norelco. milky way. aleve.
BEBER SILVERSTEIN AND PARTNERS, miami
freelance jr. copywriter | august 1993 - january 1994
for eyes optical. the courts residences. cavanuagh's shoes. good samaritan hospital. first national bank. john alden insurance.
CAMP WELLSTONE, westin. grassroots campaigning | april 2004
THE WRITING SALON, san francisco. screenwriting program | september 2000
PORTFOLIO CENTER, atlanta. copywriting program | june 1993
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, gainesville. bachelor of arts in english | may 1990
cannes lion finalist. lia - london international awards finalist. effie silver. ny, miami, chicago addy/andy/windy in a variety of colors. communication arts. clio silver. mobius. chicago show and other door jams.
sustainability advocacy. rooftop solar evangelism. dog rescuing. renovating homes and repurposing furniture. traveling by bike. saving planet from imminent doom and melting polar caps. connecting clients with their intended audience. paying my health insurance.