creative director | writer
All I ever wanted to be was a writer.
From about age four or five, that’s it.
Well that and a few other things: astronaut, veterinarian, wild animal voyeur, nomad-who-wants-to-see-the-world, wolf fluffer, casting agent, vodka taster, baker and candlestick maker. But no butcher. Never a butcher. But at 26 years old with Dan Wieden suddenly saying So I hear you want to be a writer my response was an immediate semi-stuttering Yes I do are you sure okay why the heck not.
I’ve been in this business longer than I ever imagined. 15 years at Wieden+Kennedy, where I learned at the feet and teeth and hearts and nether regions of the masters. Freelance beginning in 1999 meaning 17 or so more years trying to live up to what they taught me.
Too many awards to put here; and WK taught me to not remember awards anyway.
So let’s just mention Cannes, One Show, Communication Arts, D&Ad etc., permanent display at the Smithsonian and at MOMA. Special commendation from the United States Surgeon General and The Women’s Law Review and Oprah and…to be continued.
And too many clients to put here as well. Recently it’s WONDROS, The Malala Fund, JEEP, Pinterest, Coors Light, Dove Men’s, MD Anderson, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Amusement Park, Apple, MLB, Calvin Klein, PAC-12, Title Boxing, Bass, The Girl Effect, EIF, SOLIDARITY for Soros, HAVAS, 10KSA, TOM’S, Ogilvy and yes Wieden + Kennedy.
Partner at Switzerland, a creative agency + production house that’s anything but neutral.