French West Vaughan | Creative Director | Raleigh, NC | 10/16 – present
FOUNDATION | Founder & CEO | Raleigh, NC | 10/14 – 10/16
ALPHA Marketing | Creative Director | Raleigh, NC | 11/12 – 10/14
Kelly MarCom/Mottis | Contract Creative Director | Sanford, NC | 08/11 – 10/12
MicroMass Communications | Creative Director | Cary, NC | 03/09 – 03/11
Rockett Burkhead Winslow | Creative Director | Raleigh, NC | 09/05 – 09/08
SmartDM/Acxiom | Creative Director | Nashville, TN | 10/01 – 09/05
Dye Van Mol & Lawrence | Senior Art Director | Nashville, TN | 06/00 – 03/01
Frank Best Ingram | Senior Art Director | Nashville, TN | 09/98 – 06/00
Creative Alliance | Art Director | Louisville, KY | 10/95 – 06/97
TECHNOLOGY AT&T Lenovo IBM Wacom Bandwidth Truphone CenturyTel Charter Digital Cable Eaton Intermedia NewSouth Communications Wavecom Bell and Howell Sterling Diagnostic Imaging Atlantic Database Lithios GoWhereIGo MiPayWay Secure Designs Sarda Technologies Phononic Electronic Manufacturer’s Agents RouteCast
BRAND DHL Bass Pro Shops Brown-Forman Brown & Williamson GE Hotpoint Honda Lawn & Power Kentucky Fried Chicken RCA Sears-Kennmore Wrangler Riders By Lee Pendleton Whiskey Cort Furniture Dollar Tree Meijers Nautica Old Dominion Freight Lines DHL European Wax Centers
FINANCIAL Visa Allstate BB&T Capital Bank Centex Home Equity CNA Insurance E-LOAN Captrust Fieldstone Mortgage H&R Block Liberty Tax Service Oak Street Mortgage Pinnacle Mortgage Group Wells Fargo
HOSPITALITY/TOURISM Churchill Downs Gatlinburg Department of Tourism Gaylord Hotels Harrah’s Entertainment Kentucky State Tourism ResortQuest International Ryan’s Steakhouse Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
HEALTHCARE/PHARMA Labcorp Alliant Health Care System Cambio Health Solutions Gateway Health System Labcorp Quintiles PPD Novartis Merck United Therapeutics Shire Auxillium B. Braun Pfizer
NON-PROFIT American Red Cross YMCA Diabetes Sisters The Healing Place The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Team In Training Jimmy V Foundation Rise Against Hunger
Udemy | Online | currently taking suite of courses in User Experience Design from Joe Natoli
Lynda | Online | Dreamweaver Essentials Training course | 2011
Living Arts College | Raleigh, NC | Website Design + Construction course | 2006
Ringling School of Art & Design | Sarasota, FL | Bachelor of Fine Arts: Computer Graphics | 1991
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY | Introduction to Photography course | 1988
Transylvania University | Lexington, KY | Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fine Arts Major | 1987
20+ years experience creating ideas for digital, branding, advertising, graphic design and direct marketing.
Dynamic, persuasive presenter comfortable in front of 5 or 500.
Excellent written communication skills with the ability to succinctly and effectively express high-level marketing concepts, conceptual rationales, agency points-of-view, and on-target creative briefs.
Natural at building and maintaining strong, executive-level client relationships.
“Lead by example” management style with the ability to positively motivate staff, control department costs, monitor client budgets, gracefully navigate a company culture, and just do the work when it has to get done.
Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Powerpoint. Fluid in Microsoft Office. Functional knowledge of Dreamweaver.
Working knowledge of mobile/tablet application development.
I've had the pleasure to present to several groups around the Triangle area including the High Five Conference, the Summit On Content Marketing and The Triangle Marketing club. The presentation below was my perspective on what I call "Creative Commoditization" for the 2016 High Five Conference in Raleigh, NC.
Member | Wake Forest Entrepreneur Collaborators | 2017
Speaker | Summit On Content Marketing | 2017
Speaker | Triangle Marketing Club | 2016 - present
Speaker | High Five Conference | 2016
Judge | AIGA Student Portfolio Review | 2014 - 2016
Judge | NSAC Student Competition | 2016
Judge | UNC School of Journalism Crash Campaign | 2016
Finalist Presenter | Tech.Co Startup Pitch Night | SXSW | 2016
Facilitator | Betaversity @ Beta Box | various locations in RTP | 2015
Speaker | School of Visual Arts Graduation | 2015
Programs Chairman | Triangle Ad Club | 2012
RDU ADDY Awards | Silver | 2012
Judge | School of Visual Arts Student Show | 2012
RDU ADDY Awards | Bronze | 2010
Rx Club Show | 2 Awards of Excellence | 2010
Web Health Awards | 1 Gold, 2 Bronze | 2010
IAVA Communicator Awards | Gold | 2010
District 3 ADDY Awards | 1 Silver | 2009
DMA ECHO Finalist | 2005
Nashville ADDY Awards | Silver | 2005
HSMAI Adrian Awards | Bronze | 2004
Nashville ADDY Awards | Gold | 2004
Nashville ADDY Awards | Citation of Excellence | 2001
Nashville ADDY Awards | Citation of Excellence | 2000
Louisville ADDY Awards | Gold, | 1999
Greenville ADDY Awards | Silver | 1996, 1998
Judge | IABC Annual Report Competition | 1995
Louisville ADDY Awards | Silver | 1994
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual | 1994
Louisville ADDY Awards | Best of Show | 1991
Louisville ADDY Awards | Gold, | 1991
I build all my own decks using Powerpoint. You can get a sense of how I like to present content on my Slideshare page.