Award-winning advertising copywriter, art director, production artist/retoucher and commercial audio composer with 15 years experience. Award-winning advertising and design professor with 8 years experience.
I'm a local award-winning advertising copywriter and ad professor with about 15 years experience (both freelance and in-house). I'm a good mix of right and left brain, able to be both highly conceptual and strategic, write long and short copy in varied voices and carry a project through from concept to completion.
While I primarily work as a copywriter (my main discipline), I've enjoyed pursuing many passions over my career and have built a diverse skill set. As a result, I also do art direction, production, Photoshop retouching and commercial audio composing as part of my freelance business. Included amongst my list of freelance clients are such companies as Palomar Pomerado Health, Qualcomm/Brew, Total Gym, Buck Knives, City of Escondido, Aqua Lung, Union Bank, Iomega, Modern Postcard, Outreach Inc., Davidson Communities and Adidas Golf. Some agencies I've worked with include Meads Durket, Lambesis, Greenhaus, Lyon & Associates, Bailey Gardiner, Martin Stevers Design, Big Bang Idea Engineering, Premise Immersive Marketing and Red Door Interactive.
For the past eight years, in addition to being a freelancer, I've also been a copywriting and design professor at The Art Institute of California - San Diego, which is regarded as one of the most award-winning advertising programs. I've also been teaching advertising and design at Point Loma Nazarene University and UCSD. Additionally, I'm currently pursuing my MFA in Advertising (with a concentration in copywriting) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (online program, graduate in December 2012).
Academy of Art University
MFA - Advertising
2008 - 2012
Point Loma Nazarene University
BA - Political Science
1994 - 1998