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My parents told me we would never get a dog. I asked if that meant I had to go through my childhood without one.

Not only did we get a dog, but I realized that the right words could change anyone's mind.

TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Creative Director on Apple. 
Signed a lot of NDAs.

72andSunny
Creative lead on ESPN and adidas.
Helping hand on Google and Activision.

TBWA\Chiat\Day
Helped win Miller Lite.

Had the once in 20 year opportunity to write Derek Jeter's farewell.

Made Gatorade commercials telling people not to buy Gatorade.

Created a franchise for Nissan that is still running 8 years later — 
Heisman House.  

RPA
Leo Burnett asked me to work on Marlboro, the next day I accepted a job with RPA. I sold an anti-smoking TV spot my first week. Irony.

University of Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
Bachelor of Science in Advertising
Minor in English

Emmy Awards
2015 Nominee/ Outstanding Commercial/ Gatorade: Made In NY

Cannes Lions
2018 Silver Lion/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2018 Silver Lion/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2018 Bronze Lion/ Social/ adidas: Break In
2018 Shortlist/ Film/ Apple: Sway
2015 Gold Lion/ Film/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Silver Lion/ Cyber/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Silver Lion/ Promo & Activation/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Bronze Lion/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Bronze Lion/ Promo & Activation/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Shortlist/ Film Craft/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Shortlist/ Promo & Activation/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Shortlist/ Media/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Shortlist/ Online Film/ Gatorade: Yoga
2015 Shortlist/ Online Film/ Gatorade: Bro
2015 Shortlist/ Online Film/ Gatorade: For Real
2014 Shortlist/ Media/ Nissan: Heisman House

The One Show
2018 Young Guns 16 Finalist
2018 Silver Pencil/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2018 Silver Pencil/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2018 Silver Pencil/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2018 Bronze Pencil/ Film Craft/ Apple: Sway
2017 Young Guns 15 Finalist
2015 Gold Pencil/ Film/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Pencil/ Film Craft/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Silver Pencil/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2013 Merit/ Branded Entertainment/ Nissan: Heisman House

The International Andy Awards
2015 Silver/ TV/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Shortlist/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Made In NY

British D&AD
2015 Wood Pencil/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Wood Pencil/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Made In NY

Clio
2018 Shortlist / Film / Apple: Sway
2018 Shortlist / Film Technique / Apple: Sway
2015 Gold Clio / Film Technique / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio Music / Use of Music / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Silver Clio / Short Form / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Silver Clio / Editing / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Bronze Clio / Social / Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Shortlist Clio / Short Form / Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It

Clio Sport
2015 Grand Clio / Film / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio / Film / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio / Branded Entertainment / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio / Short Form / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio / Endorsements / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Gold Clio / Endorsements / Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Silver Clio / Short Form / Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Brand Icon Award / Gatorade
2014 Silver Clio / Partnerships & Endorsements / Nissan: Heisman House
2014 Bronze Clio / Engagement / Nissan: Heisman House

AICP
2018 Shortlist/ Visual Style/ Apple: Sway
2015 Winner/ Production Excellence/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Winner/ Best Use of Music/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Shortlist / Advertising Excellence / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Shortlist / Next Viral/Web Film / Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Shortlist / Editorial / Gatorade: Made In NY

Webby
2015 Honoree/ Short Form/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Honoree/ Online Commercials/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Honoree/ Sports/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2013 Honoree/ Sports/ Nissan: Heisman House
2013 Honoree/ Celebrity/ Nissan: Heisman House

New York Festivals
2015 Third Prize Award/ Digital/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2015 Third Prize Award/ Film Craft/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Third Prize Award/ Branded Entertainment/ Gatorade: Made In NY

Effie
2013 Finalist/ Influencer/ Nissan: Project 370Z

MISC
2018 Shots Awards / Online Commercial of the Year/ Apple: Fly Market
2017 LA Shorts Awards / Platinum for Best Comedy/ Scent of a Pokémon
2015 AdWeek Creative 100.
2015 Department of Film archives at MOM/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Communication Arts Advertising Annual/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 Lürzer's Archive v4.1596/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2015 YouTube Ad Leader Board / Gatorade: Tip, Gatorade: High Knees  
2014 #1 Adv. Stories of the Year (AdWeek)/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2014 #2 Adv. Stories of the Year (AdWeek)/ Gatorade: Sweat It To Get It
2014 Official Selection Manhattan Film Festival: Autumn Leaves
2014 USA Today Best Sports Commercial/ Gatorade: Made In NY
2014 Shorty Awards Finalist/ Social Media/ Nissan: The Briefcase
2014 Shorty Awards Finalist/ Video/ Nissan: The Briefcase
2012 Sammy Award Winner/ Social Creative/ Nissan: Project 370Z
2012 Sammy Award Winner/ Facebook Branding/ Nissan: Project 370Z

 

Photo by Josh Wool
 

Somewhat Professional Hobbies
Finished my third feature film - Hotel Buhos. It's in development with a director. 

Wrote one of two final scripts being considered for the upcoming Hot Wheels movie. After spending millions in pre-production, the studio decided to go animated. Everything died. Script: Hot Wheels

Wrote a feature film that was being considered for Jean Claude Van Damme. Script: Killing with Fists

Creative Directed all the marketing for a music startup, Hogjim. It was so successful it was bought out by one of the largest music companies in the world — Ernie Ball. Check out the products: Poly Lock & Pick buddy

Became an inventor when I filed my first patent #68542.00100.
It was shortly after rejected.

I'm published! In a textbook...

Acting debut: Bonobos. Second 6. I'm basically famous.


Small Talk
Went to Haiti. Did my best to sum up the experience here.

Took a left out of my house on highway 1 in LA and rode my motorcycle until I got to Seattle. Crashed in the cliffs of Big Sur on day 2. 

Plowed a field of frijoles in Cuba with two oxen - iron rings in their noses and all. 

Had our honey confiscated in the airport on the way to New Zealand. Fortunately we met some Kiwis with a bee hive in their backyard.

Saw a volcano erupt outside the Amazon jungle in Ecuador.

My motorcycle stalled out at the Burma checkpoint in the mountains of northern Thailand. Guards with assault rifles laughed at me.

Have an outstanding parking ticket in Iceland. Didn't see the Northern Lights so I consider us even. 

Went to Greece. Ate Greek yogurt with all the fat still in it. 
 

Conducting social experiment: how many followers can I get on 0 posts.