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B.A. communications, advertising with an advertising design minor from Brigham Young University
Art director at StitcherAds
Sep. 2017 - Present / Austin, TX
StitcherAds combines strategic and creative services with a proprietary ads management platform to enable high-spending advertisers to increase ROAS, footfall and omnichannel revenue.
Lead the creative team in planning, managing and executing creative for over 30 active clients including Williams Sonoma Inc., Hudson’s Bay Company and Vrbo.
Act as a bridge between account managers and creative team to ensure projects align with client objectives.
Currently manage 20+ concurrent projects of varying size with overlapping timelines for clients and in-house teams. 100% of client projects have been delivered on or ahead of schedule.
Share progress and assets with various stakeholders then collect feedback and deliver to creative team along with schedule for next round of revisions.
Process 5-10 new projects weekly and delegate tasks to appropriate creative resources, both full-time and freelance.
Created a comprehensive system, using Jira and Confluence, through which 140+ projects have been requested, reviewed, tracked and reported upon after going live.
Work with Product team to develop and test new creative platform tools.
Oversaw corporate rebrand, including a new website, within the first 6 months at StitcherAds.
Assist designers with creative executions with emphasis in Adobe XD and After Effects projects.
Create high-fidelity sales presentations and assets using both static and motion-based programs.
Art director at Weber Shandwick
Aug. 2016 - Jun. 2017 / New York, NY
Collaborated daily with integrated team of strategy, PR, and creative colleagues to make conceptually-sound engaging social media campaigns for Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Mondelēz brands.
Concepted rapidly to develop multiple conceptual campaigns for client approval and worked with studio teams to execute these campaigns, keeping in cadence with client calendars and budgets.
Created content ranging from static graphics, looping GIFs, corporate branding and entire websites.
Worked hard and stayed late to meet launch deadlines, last minute presentations, legal hiccups/technicalities, etc.
Art direction intern at McKinney
Jun. - Aug. 2016 / New York, NY
Worked with experiential marketing and creative teams to create an outdoor installation and website for Norwegian Airlines and Boeing, the 787 Dreamliner ‘Aura Reader.’
Visual designer at BYU Broadcasting
Aug. 2015 - Apr. 2016 / Provo, UT
Worked with team of copywriters and designers to create marketing campaigns for subsidiary TV and radio brands.
Concepted and designed collateral for print and digital mediums.
Team awarded Clio Key Art award for press kit design.
Account Manager at BYU AdLab
Oct. 2013 - Apr. 2016 / Provo, UT
First contact for client with agency, researched client competition and market trends, led creative teams in big idea conception, presented concepts and finished work to internal management and clients.
Team awarded OneShow Young Ones Bronze Pencil.
Art direction intern at BBDO San Francisco
Jun. - Aug. 2015 / San Francisco, CA
Pitched and sold TV script for national Uncle Ben’s spot.
Created outdoor, print and social advertising content for Cesar, Wells Fargo and Sutter Health.
Assisted in Twitter war room responding to real-time user-generated posts and content submission for Cesar-loving dog enthusiasts.
Missionary in Northern Italy
Jul. 2010 - Jul. 2012 / Pisa, Firenze, Forli, Udine, Torino, Mestre, Muggiò and Trieste, Italy
Worked 70+ hour weeks to generate hundreds of contacts through in-person invitations and referrals.
Studied both religious and Italian language materials to prepare for teaching advanced religious concepts to Italian, English and Spanish speakers.
Taught 2000+ hours of religious and English language material to individuals from over 20 different countries.
Led a ‘zone’ of 40+ missionaries and supervised work across the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia provinces of northern Italy.
Organized and led multi-regional training conferences for groups of 80+ missionaries under direction of mission president.
Generally kind and mellow disposition (like a Labrador Retriever)
Relatively good sense of humor
Great alone, great with a team
Attention to small details—like dashes
Strong grammar; 94th percentile GMAT verbal score
Strong analytical writer; 6/6 GMAT analytical writing score
Italian speaking (and select tasty recipes)
Adobe CC (XD, AI, PS, ID, LR, AE, PR)
Sketch + Invision
Facebook & Instagram dynamic ad creation
Awards & Recognition
2016 · 4A’s MAIP Fellow
2016 · Clio Key Art Awards Silver Clio
2016 · One Show Young Ones Bronze Pencil
2015 · AAF Most Promising Class Alumnus
2009 · Eagle Scout (I can start a fire without matches!)