I’m a conceptual, multi-disciplinary Creative Director-level Copywriter currently freelancing and living in beautiful western North Carolina.
Most recently I was the Creative Director at Rawle Murdy. Before re-joining Rawle Murdy in 2013, I freelanced for a few national and regional brands (Belk, Celadon, Cobble Hill Digital, Free Fly Apparel, Hyundai, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Orient-Express Hotels, Piggly Wiggly, Wild Dunes and Wild Wing Cafe). Prior to that I was the lead in-house creative for Belmond Hotels (formerly Orient-Express) where I successfully rebranded Mexican, North American and Caribbean hotels. For a brief stint, I was the Senior Copywriter at Chiat\Day helping to launch the new Infiniti G37. And before that, Rawle Murdy, Spiker Communications and Bradford Communications. So, basically, I’ve been around.
Over the last 20 years I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with some of the best creatives in the industry, including Bill Borders, Ed Miller, Shawn Wood, Kerry Feuerman and Patrick Condo.
I’m just a regular guy. I love what I do, but I love my family more. I believe balance is key and it’s something a strive for daily. If you’re up for talking, shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.
Creative Director, Rawle Murdy
June 2013-July 2017
As the agency’s creative lead, I work with our brand leadership to develop strategy, as well as the creative team on developing concepts. I copywrite, concept and guide a team of art directors, designers and production staff. Responsible for overall running of Creative Department. In addition, I pitch creative concepts to clients and create content for social and interactive.
– Lead brand development
– Member of agency’s Executive Team
– Advise clients on creative strategy
– Guide and mentor team members
June 2009-June 2013
Came back to be a part of Rawle Murdy’s resurgence. Beginning as the ACD, I was given CD authority to reorganize and grow the Creative Department.
– Member of the agency’s Executive Team
– Involved in developing agency’s new culture
– Key player in winning several agency pitches
Copywriter, Orient-Express North America
November 2009-June 2012
Senior Copywriter, TBWA\Chiat\Day
February 2009-May 2009
Copywriter, Rawle Murdy Associates
September 2004-February 2009
February 2002-August 2004
Copywriter, Spiker Communications
September 2000-January 2002
Junior Copywriter, Bradford Communications
July 1997-September 2000
Baseball, Mitchell Gold, Sagebrush Steakhouse and Western Steer
BA, English 1997