Hello there!

I’m an experienced and accomplished Creative Director and Writer, currently based in NYC. I’ve worked in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. on a wide variety of clients and causes.

I work hard to bring great ideas to life, and I believe that outstanding creative work leads to outstanding business results.

My background is in copywriting, but I love learning new things and expanding my skill set. I’ve also worked as an art director, I can edit video, and write code.

This broad experience means I can collaborate with, and successfully lead, all types of creative teams.

At the moment I’m interested in new ways to tell stories online, entreprenurial agency models, and world-class craft across all disciplines and mediums.

Get in touch if you’d like to collaborate on an interesting project, or chat about OKC basketball.

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Creative Director
Bullish NYC
Mar 2020 - Present

Creative Director / Writer
Freelance - CP+B, McCann NY, McKinney, Technology Humans and Taste, Bullish, etc
Apr 2017 - Feb 2020

ACD / Writer
Saatchi & Saatchi NYC
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Worked on - Cheerios, Fiber One, Walmart, Lenovo, Chase, Spectrum

Senior Writer
Freelance - Anomaly, Saatchi, Havas, Blast Radius, Publicis
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Worked on - Converse, Bacardi, Clearasil, Wendy's

Senior Writer
Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
Worked on - Chevy, Kraft, Obama 2012, College Board, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brand Israel

Senior Writer
Freelance - DDB Sydney, The Monkeys Sydney, US Sydney, 303 Sydney
July 2010 - July 2011
Worked on - Volkswagen, Telstra, SBS TV, Contiki, Pepsico, Cerebos, Westpac

Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia
Nov 2008 - May 2010
Worked on - Subaru, Canon, WWF, McDonalds, Heineken, Bundaberg Rum, AAPT

JWT Sydney, Australia
Nov 2007 - Nov 2008
Worked on - Kelloggs, Kraft, Ford, Olympus, Purell, Lux, Thrifty Rental Cars

Junior Copywriter
M&C Saatchi Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 2006 - Nov 2007
Worked on - NZ Police, Qantas, ANZ Bank, Pizza Hut, Pfizer


Bachelor Of Communication Studies - Advertising Major
Auckland University of Technology
Feb 2001 - Nov 2003
Auckland, New Zealand