Senior Art Director/Creative
What To Know: I am a Senior Art Director. I love the who-knows-how-late-we-will-be-up-tonight process of coming up with the BIG IDEA. I have also created a YouTube channel called Open Door Creative to provide aspiring Art Directors and Copywriters with the value and insight necessary to break into the advertising industry.
Why I’m Qualified: I graduated in May 2012 from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising through the Texas Creative sequence with Business Foundations from the McCombs School of Business. I started at Screamer Co., a small agency in the heart of Austin that opened my eyes to every aspect of the business from strategy to production. I quickly elevated my skill-sets, became the head of the art department, and took home 8 awards (predominately in healthcare). After three years, it was time for a change of scenery and I decided to join a larger shop. I made the move to Dallas and have been working the past four years on the Samsung and Audi accounts at TracyLocke.
My work has won numerous National Addys and has been published in the Graphis Design and Poster Annuals. I’ve also been listed among Lurzer’s Int’l Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide and was named one of Dallas’ 32 Under 32. I’m passionate about what I do and strive to improve my craft every day.
Notable Clients: I've worked for clients in a broad range of industries from technology and healthcare to food service and real estate. Notable clients include Samsung, Audi, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, NASA, IKEA, Brookfield Residential, Austin Chamber, UFCU, Seton Healthcare, Dell Children's Hospital, Central Health, and Xenex.