I love what I do.

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GOING WELL: Working at Visa! A great contract position as Creative Director for Visa University and lead Art Director for Corporate Communications. Developing branding and steering and producing creative satisfying day-to-day strategic marketing needs. Lots of social, content visualization and videos. Loving the company and the work!

Created a successful, fully-scalable, in-house advertising agency within a top-tier bank from the ground up. Dedicated to brand development, strategic creative campaigns tied to business initiatives, and cultivating an environment of creative and brand excellence, superior client service, and real fun.

 

Fully integrated experience from print to social to digital.

 

Creative, hard-working, collaborative, nice to have around.

Experienced creative thinker—in ad agencies and internal creative departments—successfully producing the full media mix; digital/online media, all types of print, videos, direct mail, and event marketing. Spearheaded major re-brands, and the conversion of all existing materials to those new brands.

Responsive as they come, always delivering more than is expected. "Leave them with a smile on their face".

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Creative Director at Union Bank and MUFG. 

• Creative Group Manager at Wells Fargo, Wachovia and World Savings Bank. 
• Freelance Art Director at Foote Cone & Belding, Ogilvy, Grey, Chiat Day and McCann. 
• Specialist in start-up branding and launch marketing.

Work Experience

Jan 2019 - Present
Creative Director/Senior Art Director - Contract
Visa, Foster City and San Francisco

Creative Director contract position for Visa University developing day-to-day creative marketing needs, integrated campaigns, posters, digital, interactive PDFs. Before that, a Visa Senior Art Director contract position working for Corporate Communications on all their design and creative needs. Social media, content creation and video.
2016 - 2018
Creative Director
ZWILLY, San Francisco

Creative consultant for advertising agencies, marketing consultants, and companies needing creative, strategic or brand development.
Internal Agency Head/Creative Director

MUFG/Union Bank, San Francisco, CA

Personally launched new in-house ”start-up”advertising agency (branding it “BUZZ!”) at MUFG/Union Bank. Conceived and directed branding and creative for both MUFG, the parent company, and Union Bank.

2013 - 2016
Creative Group Manager

Wells Fargo, Oakland, CA

Managed a team of 6 creatives. Day-to-day creative supervision, development, and strategy on multiple lines of business; Diverse Segments, Regional Advertising and Small Business.

2008 - 2013
Adobe Creative Suite
Powerpoint
Word

Education

B.S. in Graphic Design from Pennsylvania State University