Experience

September 1994 - May 2012

Partner & Chief Creative Officer -- The Family Room, llc (p.k.a. Just Kid Inc.)

Played a key role in the creation of one of the most highly respected brand strategy and brand innovation consultancies in the children and family brand marketplace. This role included:

Client experience: Kraft Foods US, Nabisco, Oscar Mayer, Kraft Foods Brazil, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Johnson + Johnson, P&G, Dannon, Pepperidge Farm, Campbell’s, Unilever, CDC, Schwab Learning Foundation, Minute Maid, Leap Frog, ARAMCO Saudi Arabia, Nestea, Nestlé Waters, 3M Nexcare, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Conagra, Hershey, Tyson Foods, Yoplait, Sara Lee, Spinbrush, Sunsweet, Ocean Spray, and many more.

January 1992 - September 1994

Vice President, Associate Creative Director -- Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor/West

Played a key role in establishing and co-managing the creative department of the west coast offices of Jordan, McGrath Case & Taylor advertising agency.

Client responsibilities involved overseeing all advertising creative development, TV, Radio and Print, for Nestlé confections brands including Nestlé Crunch, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Raisinets, 100 Grand Bar, as well as all line extensions and frozen novelty extensions.

Assisted Nestlé innovation group in the creation, branding, and launch of line extensions including Butterfinger BB’s and Nestlé Buncha Crunch, Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars, Nestlé promotional chocolate bars.

Worked closely with Matt Groening, Simpson’s cast members, and Simpson’s production company in the creation of Butterfinger campaign commercials.

September 1986 - December 1991

Vice President, Copywriter -- Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor/New York

Initially interviewed as an Art Director but was offered a position as either Art Director or Copywriter based on the equal strength of both skills as evident in my portfolio. Took the latter position but continued leveraging my Art Direction capabilities throughout my career.

Client experience included print, radio and TV creative development for Hasbro, P&G, GE Capital, Chapstick, Nytol, Nestlé, Welch’s, Fayva Shoes, Tonka, Tums, etc.

Chances are you’ve eaten, crunched, slurped, sipped or stuck your fingers together with a product I either created or created the advertising for.