I am a digital strategy and design executive.
That could mean a lot of things depending on who you are, but for me it means I am a storyteller, an idea producer, and a leader of strategic and creative teams. At some point in the process a screen is usually involved.
I started thinking and writing about our digital world and created my first web page in the mid-nineties. It wasn’t very good—the web page that is—but I learned a bundle. It also marked my movement from consumer of content to creator, and started a journey that has seen me take on a variety of roles in the digital world. In the last two decades I have been a writer, designer, strategist, and leader.
Select past clients include a wide-range global brands: AT&T, blue shield of california, the Calgary Stampede, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Disney, ESPN, Infiniti, Kraft Foods, MTV, NBCUniversal, Nissan, SAP, and the United Way.
I also have a Ph.D. in the Humanities. My dissertation was on digital communication and performance. I think it gives me a unique perspective on engaging audiences in today's world.
Along the way I have persuaded executive teams that branding is about stories not logos; that digital marketing does not speak to audiences, but with them; that great stories rise above industry clichés; and that creativity without strategy is the quickest way to failure.
And that all clip-art needs to die a quick, horrible death.