I care immensely — and equally — about solving problems for consumers, putting beautiful and inspirational work into the world, and helping organizations achieve their goals.
My background includes time spent in both traditional and digital agencies, on balance with experience on both the strategy and creative sides of things. I currently work as a Creative Director at AKQA in Portland leading projects for Nike.
I stumbled into this business through a past life of doing graffiti art. Crafting a message that not everybody wanted to hear — in a place almost no one wanted to see it — taught me many things, but, above all, to respect my audience and hold my work to a very high standard.
Awards & Recognition
One Show / Gold / 2015
One Show / Silver / 2015
D&AD / Wood Pencil / 2015
Cannes Lion / Data Storytelling / Bronze / 2015
Webby Awards / People's Choice / 2015
Clio / 2x Bronze / 2015
New York Festival / Silver / 2015
New York Festival / Bronze / 2015
iAB Mixx Awards / Grand Prix / 2015
Fast Company / Innovation by Design Award / 2015
Communication Arts Annual / 2015
Creative Review Annual / 2015
Art Director's Club Tomorrow Awards / Finalist / 2015
Effie / Gold / 2014
One Show / Bronze / 2013
32 Under 32 / Best Young Talent in Minneapolis / 2013
Communication Arts Annual / 2013
FWA Site of the Day / August 28 / 2012
Cannes Lion / Bronze / 2012
New York Festival / Bronze / 2011
Effie / Bronze / 2011
One Show Interactive / Finalist / 2010
Google Creative Canvas / Digital Campaigns that Excite and Inspire / 2010
Minneapolis Advertising Awards / Best of Show / 2010
Minneapolis Advertising Awards / 8x Gold Awards / 2010
AdWeek's Media Plan of the Year / OOH under $1Mill / 2010
Young Guns International / Finalist / 2010
Art Director's Club Tomorrow Awards / Finalist / 2010
Ad Age, Archive, Buzzfeed, Contagious, Creative Review, Creativity, The Drum, Forbes, Hypebeast, Wall St. Journal, USA Today and more.