I’m a Creative Director/Copywriter with over 15 years' experience creating compelling campaigns and content as well as repositioning and defining brand voice and vision.
Digitally fluent, grammar-geeking, conceptual and strategic, clients have often requested that I be brought in early on pivotal projects to work with brand strategists on brief development.
When the brief arrives I then brainstorm the story; I use language of course but have come up with some big visual ideas, too. I've also developed social media strategy, including the launch of Aveeno on Instagram, and a great deal of brand architecture.
Whether you want a thumb-stopping headline or a bad pun (are there any other kind?), I'm your wordsmith. I've crafted everything from cosmetic color stories, package copy and long-form articles to 360º/omnichannel campaigns including the concept/idea development and hands-on shooting & execution/editing of social media/digital video/motion/TV, print and radio. In my role as co-Creative Director on Aveeno Global Beauty I also edited and approved the work of the digital creative team.
I can take charge or take direction and style the dickens out of a set or wardrobe if necessary; just as comfortable choosing which sofa as which dress.
To all my endeavors I bring crisp thinking, cultural awareness, abundant creativity, dependability and humor when called for.
Outside of work I’m into all things beautiful from vintage furniture, art and interior design to fragrance and shiny-shoe hoarding. I’ve also gotten into photography and Photoshop recently and look forward to putting down my iPhone for a ‘real’ camera.
Clients/employers have included Grey New York (WPP), DDB (Omnicom), Area 23 (IPG), Ethan Allen Interiors, MAC Cosmetics, Korres Beauty, NeoStrata Skincare, Jay Manuel Beauty, Eskata Rx skin treatment, Aveeno Global Beauty (including Baby), Neutrogena, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Ritz-Carlton/JP Morgan Chase Visa, Rembrandt Toothpaste, Johnson’s Baby Naturals, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cover Girl, Clairol, Pantene, Max Factor and IMAN Cosmetics. My experience as an in-house creative at Avon Salon & Spa, Brooks Brothers and Saks Fifth Avenue provided a solid understanding of the retail environment as well.