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Accomplished leader in large, medium and small Advertising and Marketing agencies. Strategic motivator
for creative teams in all forms of messaging - print, web, social and broadcast in ad agencies and corporate
marketing environments. Set and implemented an exciting collaborative driven work atmosphere. Raised
workforce commitment. Established Wisconsin’s first Advertising School that taught, developed and placed
students throughout the country. Won numerous advertising awards and achieved client marketing
Partner, Creative Director & Chief Quixotic Office, Curiosity Marketing, Madison, WI 2011-
• Developed and managed client overall branding.
Creative Director Meridian Marketing, La Crosse, WI 2010- 2011
• Built a new business/branding process and increasing revenue. Implemented new creative standards.
Creative Director Curro, Rankin Williams, Milwaukee, WI 2009-2011
• Lead new business efforts, fulfilled marketing/advertising branding and launched Minneapolis office.
President, Chief Quixotic Officer, Extra Bold Portfolio School and Ad Shop, Madison, WI , 2006- 2009
• Founder of Wisconsin’s first Ad School, developed school curriculum, recruited professionals as teachers,
led in-house agency and successfully placed students in ad agency jobs.
Director of Creative Services, Famous Footwear, Madison, WI, 2004- 2006
• Managed a 12 person cooperate creative team, coordinated marketing efforts with multiple internal
departments (including St. Louis headquarters) and started a cooperate re-branding effort .
Executive Creative Director, Stephan & Brady, Madison, WI 2002- 2004
• Lead a ten person creative department for Miller, Kraft, Echo and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Marketing Group Creative Director, Best Buy Inc., Eden Prairie, MN 2000- 2002
• Re-invigorated the creative department improved promotional advertising, Grand Opening efforts, web
capabilities and established better communications processes within the corporate intra-departments.
• Quickly promoted to top creative position. Acknowledged for proven leadership, facilitating creativity
and improving overall morale.
Creative Director, Carmichael Lynch, Mpls., MN 1993- 2000
(Mergers with Valentine McCormick Ligabel, Mpls. MN. and Sietsma Engle & Partners, Mpls., MN)
• Took lead in merger, managed a 20 person creative team, and managed national brands: Marquette Bank,
Northwest Airlines, Trex decking, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, American Standard and many more.
Associate Creative Director, Miller Meester, Mpls., MN 1992 – 1993
• Lead art director, promoted to management, help win several new business accounts.
Senior Art Director, Martin Williams, Mpls., MN 1990-1992
• Help build up a smaller in- house creative group to handle smaller clients.
Art Director, Campbell Mithun, Mpls., MN 1985 -1990
• Art directed national brand campaigns in print, outdoor and television for clients like 3M, Toro, Andersen
Windows, Honeywell, General Mills, Century 21, Easter Seals, and many more.
University of Minnesota—Art History and Commercial Art Degrees 1980 – 1985
(Minnesota Daily 1981-1985 - Creative Director – Minnesota Daily -Won numerous National College Awards)
• I bring a wealth of experience, from big and small agencies. And I’ve worked in a cooperate environment
and thrive in it. I have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• I know good Creative work and how to get there. I am tactical and strategic.
• I believe working together with the client gets the best work. I make work fun. Those around me want to
Best Buy, Famous Footwear/Brown Shoe Company, Tony Hawk Skate Park Tour, New York City Marathon,
Miller Brewing, Promega, Echo Power Equipment, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Penda Truck Bed Liners,
Kraft, Madison Ballet, Ray-o-vac, Spectrum Brands, Broaster Foods, Manitowoc Ice Machines, 3M,
Breathe Right, Porsche, Harley-Davidson, TCF Banks, Sears Tires, Norwest, Northwest Airlines, TEC Decking,
American Standard, Department 56, Pioneer Seed, American Cyanimid, Pillsbury Harvest Partners,
3M detailing, United Sugars, Veggie Tales, Federal Cartridge, Metronix, St. Paul Saints Baseball, 3M Medical,
3M Scotchgard, Toro, Southwest Bell, Honeywell, General Mills, Dairy Queen, National Easter Seals,
Castle Realty, Andersen Windows, Tombstone Pizza, Land O’ Lakes, Schwinn, Madison Tourism, Java Detour,
Mathy Construction, A-! Vacuum, Farmington Foods, Big Shoulders BBQ, Vericor, Edgewood College – GPS,
Mathews Bows, Exmark, Top Nosh Dog Food, Royal Enfield Motorcycles, General Transmission, Mitutoyo,
Cabinet Masters RJ Kramer Florist, Kawasaki Power Products and Engines, Halunen Law, , Kitchen Solvers,
Little America Amusement Park, THINK! Toner and Ink, Lifeline USA, Madison Monopoly, Requisite Video,
Crash n Sues Production, MSA, Honda – Lacrosse, Burrachos Tex Mex, Extra Bold Portfolio School,
H86 Property Management,Isthmus, Wisconsin Bicycle Association, Mall of America, Target, Telex, ( and
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