Over the last decade, I’ve written for pretty much every type of product and industry. As a copywriter, I love writing my way out of problems for local and national clients alike. As an ACD, I currently enjoy leading, collaborating and honing the talents of the team.
I’m a creative who plays nice with others and likes to get their hands dirty. Some would even go so far as to say that I’m “sharp,” “talented” and “molto bello” (thanks, mom). And, yes. That’s an original mug. The coffee mug. But also that guy there, too.
Where I've worked.
Associate Creative Director // FKQ Advertising
2/2014 – Present
Leading an integrated team of creatives to concept, create and develop memorable experiences for brands such as Hertz and Transitions Optical. Clients include: Hertz, Dollar Thrifty Auto, McDonald's and Transitions Optical.
Senior Copywriter // The MARS Agency
2/2012 – 2/2014
Developed original digital and in-store shopper marketing strategies, copy and campaigns in partnership with agencies such as Publicis and Droga5 for retailers including Target, Walmart, Safeway, Kroger and Publix. Clients include: Chobani, Walmart, MCX, Diageo, Hillshire, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Stella Artois and Nivea.
Creative Lead, Copywriter // Daniel Brian Advertising
7/2010 – 2/2012
Lead creative for regional clients such as The Michigan State Police and Michigan Education Trust (MET). Award-winning copywriter for regional clients such as Henry Ford Health System, Hungry Howie’s Pizza and Chick-Fil-A.
Copywriter // Real Integrated
7/2007 – 6/2008
Built bonds between brands and consumers for regional clients such as MGM Grand Detroit, The University of Michigan – Dearborn and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Jr. Marketing Strategist // HelloWorld
4/2006 – 8/2006
Constructed digital promotional campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft and P&G.
Jr. Strategist // BBDO
4/2004 – 8/2004
Worked with Jeep and BBDO teams to determine potential extreme sporting event partnerships.
That Guy with a Guitar // Several Bands
4/2003 – Present
I made music with a number of people for a number of years. I still moonlight audio production from time to time.
The University of Michigan // Ann Arbor
B.A. English – 2007
1 Awwards – Honorable Mention // FKQ Advertising
Benchmark International rebrand and site redesign – 2015
1 P.A.C.E Award // Daniel Brian Advertising
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning – 2012
1 Emmy Award // Daniel Brian Advertising
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning – 2011
1 D Show Award // Daniel Brian Advertising
Love is Here Website – 2011
2 Telly Awards // Daniel Brian Advertising
Henry Ford Health System"Emergency"
& Hungry Howies Pizza "Ad Guys" – 2011
5 Aster Awards (2 Gold, 3 Silver) // Daniel Brian Advertising
Henry Ford Health System – 2008, 2010 & 2011