Lotus Child

Creative Director/Art Director

San Francisco, CA, USA
I do creative direction, creative strategy, art direction, and design — I like to keep busy. I've spent my career creating distinctive communications for global brands like Adobe, Yahoo!, LG, Levis, HP and Nike. I've worked on my own, at small independent shops, and at major international agencies including Publicis Dialog, Ogilvy, Wieden & Kennedy, and Geometry Global. Currently I have my own shop. Experienced in both consumer and B2B spaces and across a range of categories, I've had the opportunity to work in virtually all media creating projects in digital, print, brand identity, design, social, direct mail, etc. My work has been recognized in numerous publications and award shows — from The One Show to the National ADDY Awards — and I’m frequently asked to judge. As a lover of advertising, technology and design I strive to share my enthusiasm and passion with my teams.

Work Experience


Co-Founder/Creative Director

ARSON: Is a calculated plan to take a small spark and explode it into something big, something powerful and something no one can ignore. We're a creative communications agency that's focused on helping help companies communicate better no matter what form that may take.
February 2014 - Present San Francisco, California, United States

Self-employed, Freelance Creative

Creative Director/Art Director

Managed all aspects of business: solicited new business, developed budgets, wrote creative briefs, managed vendors, processed invoices, provided IT support, managed multiple projects, built strong client relationships. Worked both with companies directly as well sub-contracting to agencies.
Clients: Draft/FCB McCann, Publicis Modem, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Publicis in the West, Gyro Group, The Attik, Wieden & Kennedy, Plazm Media, Cascade Aids Project, Anthro Corp., Portland Opera
June 1993 - San Francisco, California, United States

Geometry Global

Executive Creative Director

Led creative for SF office. Helped turn shop around, raised level of work, rebuilt the creative team, won new business and lead the office to be the most-awarded G2 office in the U.S.
March 2011 - July 2013 San Francisco, California, United States


Freelance Creative

Concepting, art direction and design of print, OOH, online and tv for Dockers.
August 2010 - February 2011 San Francisco, California, United States


ACD/Art Director

Identified and managed vendors, built freelance pool, helped develop agency process and procedures, mentored and reviewed creative teams, developed wireframes and IA, developed creative strategies, member of new business team, won new business.
January 2010 - May 2010 San Francisco, California, United States

Publicis Modem

ACD/Art Director (Freelance)

Launched numerous LG phones and worked on PayPal.
June 2009 - December 2009 San Francisco, California, United States


Associate Creative Director

Creative lead for SF office. Helped grow office, elevate creative and win new business. Managed creative team, reviewed all work, made hires, managed vendors, helped develop agency process.
Accounts: Intel, Taco Bell, Microsoft, Robbins Brothers, New Business
December 2007 - February 2009 San Francisco, California, United States


University Of Oregon

Bachelor of Science in Advertising/Journalism

Summa Cum Laude
Oregon, United States

Mt. Hood Community College

Associate of Applied Science/Graphic Design

Class Valedictorian
Gresham, Oregon, United States