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Creative Director + Designer + Brand Builder + Speaker + Blogger
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I’m a 2nd generation creative director and designer who has built a career on creating award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns and building multiple global Fortune 500 brands. I specialize in designing complex, multi-lingual brand experiences for desktop web, mobile web, apps, emerging technologies … Read More
I’m a 2nd generation creative director and designer who has built a career on creating award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns and building multiple global Fortune 500 brands. I specialize in designing complex, multi-lingual brand experiences for desktop web, mobile web, apps, emerging technologies and all major social media channels including those in Asia.

I am currently the Vice President and Senior Creative Director for Global Brand Design at Starwood Hotels & Resorts where I lead global digital design, film and video, and content strategy for their 11 brands including W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton, and St. Regis. Before leaving the agency world for Starwood I created award winning integrated branding and advertising for American Airlines, Disney, ExxonMobil, Nationwide Insurance, Subaru and many others.

I have extensive experience working as an advisor and launch partner with companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Adobe. I was chosen as a Google Glass Explorer, recently named one of the world's Top 50 Google Glass Innovators and my work has been featured by Apple in 3 of their last 4 keynotes. Read Less
  • VP and Senior Creative Director of Global Brand Design
    Starwood Hotels and Resorts — New York, NY, USA
  • Interactive Creative Director
    T:M Advertising (formerly Temerlin McClain) — Dallas, TX, USA
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- Webby Awards ( 3 finalists and 7 honorees )
- Cannes Cyber Lions
- WebAwards ( 25 awards )
- ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Pioneer Award (1 of 7 awarded worldwide)
- ADDY Awards ( 29 local, regional and national awards including the first campaign to ever win Best Integrated Campaign and Best of Show Regional w… Read More
- Webby Awards ( 3 finalists and 7 honorees )
- Cannes Cyber Lions
- WebAwards ( 25 awards )
- ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Pioneer Award (1 of 7 awarded worldwide)
- ADDY Awards ( 29 local, regional and national awards including the first campaign to ever win Best Integrated Campaign and Best of Show Regional with no TV in the campaign )
- Adobe Site of the Day ( 6 awards )
- Communication Arts ( 2 Site of the Week, Interactive Annual and Design Interact interview )
- CLIO Awards
- Chosen by the editors of MediaPost and OMMA magazines as one of their three 2009 Online Marketing All Stars
- Member of International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
- Yearly judge for Webby Awards, Web Awards and Interactive Advertising Awards among others
- My blog has been a Webby Awards Honoree for Best Personal Site and HOW Magazine Top 10 sites for designers. Read Less
- Adobe MAX 2013-2012
- AdTech New York
- FUSE 2011-2010
- Social Media Week NYC


- School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding Program

- Online Marketing Expo Barcelona
- World Usability Day
- Usability Experience Professionals Association
- Future Trends
- World Future Trends Summit
- Private Brand Movement
-… Read More
- Adobe MAX 2013-2012
- AdTech New York
- FUSE 2011-2010
- Social Media Week NYC


- School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding Program

- Online Marketing Expo Barcelona
- World Usability Day
- Usability Experience Professionals Association
- Future Trends
- World Future Trends Summit
- Private Brand Movement
- The Mobile Marketing Conference
- Social Media & Community 2.0
- Digital Luxury NYC Read Less
Member Since: Dec 7, 2007