"the more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be."
Marketing Director | CR Onsrud
June 2014 to Present
Charlotte, North Carolina
Creative Director | Furnace Creative Group
Sept 2009 to June 2014
Durham, North Carolina
Design Director | D'Amato Design Associates
Aug 2000 to Sept 2009
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sr. Art Director | Deitsch Design
Feb 1996 to Aug 2000
Art Director | HMS Partners
July 1994 to August 1996
Art Director | Fahlgren
Nov 1989 to June 1994
Graphic Designer | Assi & Company
June 1983 to Nov 1989
Why was I drawn to communications? Specifically, advertising, marketing and public relations.
Because I have a warped sense of humor, and a desire to sell products. Perhaps it is the used car salesman genes from my grandfather. Perhaps it was the steady diet of British comedies in my impressionable youth. Or perhaps it is simply that I enjoy the persuasive nature of the communications. I enjoy the challenge of convincing someone - or a body of someones to see a superficial aspect of life the way I want them to. And I get paid to do so.