General info

New York

Executive Creative Director / Writer who loves getting my feet wet in the work. Worked all over the world at shops big and small and have a bottomless pit of big ideas.

Won lots of shiny things across all mediums: online, offline, experiential, even PR and DM. Judged One Show twice, did three talks @ Cannes 2015 and two more in 2016.


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  • Awards (so far)

    2004 AWARD Bronze Little Red Riding Hood
    2005 Young Guns Silver Tabasco
    2009 Effie Gold Lee.com
    2010 Effie Gold Life in Lee
    2010 Cannes Finalist Global Green
    2011 The Show Gold x 4 Target Field
    2011 Effie Finalist Honest Tea
    2011 Obie’s Gold Target Field
    2011 Obie's Silver Target Field
    2011 D&AD Shortlist Honest Tea
    2011 One Show Merit Honest Tea
    2011 Sabres (PR) Gold Honest Tea
    2011 Clios Silver Honest Tea
    2011 Cannes Gold Honest Tea
    2011 Comm Arts Gold Honest Tea
    2012 The FWA SOTD Trident Fun Audit
    2012 Design Licks SOTD Trident Fun Audit

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  • Speaking Engagements / Judging / Teaching

    2003 – Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW / Creative Workshop + Lecture Series

    2004 – AWARD (Australasian Writers + Art Directors School) Guest Lecturer

    2008 – Miami Ad School / Guest Lecturer

    2012 – Judge / One Show / One Screen

    2013 – Pratt NYC / Professor / 'Re-inventing the PSA' class

    2013 – Judge / One Show / One Screen

    2015 – Speaker at Cannes Lions (2 talks + 1 workshop)

    2016 – Speaker at Cannes Lions (2 workshops)

Experience

  • Founding Partner / CCO
    New York, NY
    Mar 2013 - Apr 2015
    Partners & Partners

    What do you get if you merge Boston Consulting Group with Ideo and Droga5? Partners and Partners, a creative and strategic supercell.

    Clients included with Verizon, Pepsi, The Chia Co, Nickelodeon, McIntosh, Sonos, YSL, L'Oreal, MeUndies, Lufthansa, Hugh & Deb Jackman and Nooka.

  • Chief Creation Officer / Founder
    New York, NY
    Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
    Young Discoverers Club

    We are the world’s first and only ‘Creation Agency.’

    We create lots of things for brands. And also for our own brand.

    Things that deliver the most value to a brand in the most efficient manner.

    It might be an ad, an experience, an innovation, content, or an orgiastic piece of design. It could be online, offline, mobile. Even spatial.

    Or an incredible, unstoppable combination of things expected and completely unexpected. We don't care what the components are so long as we are proud of them and our clients succeed with them.

    Our team of Creation Specialists has won creative awards at Cannes, One Show, Young Guns, Clios, AWARD; PR at The Sabres; Effectiveness at the Effies; and strategy at the Jay Chiat Awards.

    We’re artists. Recognized photographers. Cultural anthropologists. Authors. Thinkers and discoverers.

    You can look at a problem from 1000 feet, where altitude allows you to observe. See the bigger picture. Forecast more easily.

    Or, you can be on the ground, amongst it, in the shoes of the experiencer, gathering insights and discovering.

    We do both.

  • Executive Creative Director
    New York
    Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
    SS+K

    Was in this role in-between CCOs Marty Cooke and Kash Sree. Ran the shop creatively in this time.

    Clients: Chevrolet, The Whitehouse, GE, Kraft, United Nations, World Health Organization, Subway

  • Creative Director / Writer / Vice President
    New York
    May 2010 - Aug 2010
    SS+K

    Clients: Honest Tea, Buick, GM, Chevrolet, Kraft, The White House, World Health Organization

  • Creative Director
    Minneapolis
    Mar 2008 - Jul 2010
    OLSON

    Clients: Target, Converse, General Mills, Lee Jeans, NHL, Capital One, Fifth Third Bank

  • Senior Writer
    Los Angeles
    Nov 2006 - Nov 2007
    WongDoody

    Clients: Alpine, California Avocadoes, Spalding, Resort at Pelican Hill, Holland America, Full Tilt Poker, Herbalife, Autodesk

  • Creative / Writer
    Sydney
    May 2003 - Oct 2006
    M&C Saatchi

    Clients: Qantas, British Airways, Pizza Hut, AWARD, Optus, ANZ Bank

  • Creative / Writer
    Sydney
    Jan 2002 - Jun 2002
    John Bevins

    Clients: Toshiba, Newcastle Permanent Bank, Amnesty International

  • Creative / Writer
    Sydney
    Jun 2002 - Jan 2003
    URSA

    Clients: Bravo, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Showtime, Jim Beam

  • CCO / Writer
    New York City
    Apr 2015 - Present
    SSC

    Creative consultancy working on integrated projects globally.

Education