JOURNEY

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


EXPERIENCE

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


EDUCATION

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


STRENGTHS

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.


SPEAKING

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.


Involvement

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


Recognition

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


PRESENTATIONS

I build all my own decks using Powerpoint. You can get a sense of how I like to present content on my Slideshare page.