Hi. I'm an LA-based Creative Director working on projects and brands big and small, including Tokyo-based FLOWFUSHI, a cosmetics brand I have been helping prepare for a rebrand/relaunch for the global market and a 2019 US launch.
I was previously Executive Creative Director of WONGDOODY LA for four years, where I developed the Wongtern internship program, launched the Women in Advertising scholarship, led a refresh of the agency identity, and helped WONGDOODY win an Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year award, twice. I also co-founded of the consultancy June Cleaver Is Dead, which explores how marketers can better understand and connect with moms today. A few months ago I wrote a blog entry that got a spot pulled off the air.
Before that I was Creative Director at Creature in Seattle for 3 years, leading the agency's two biggest clients, Dickies and Truvia. I also helped launch the "n An Absolut World" campaign for Absolut Vodka, the brand's first new campaign in 20 years, while at TBWA Chiat/Day New York.
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My awards include Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Communications Arts Design Annual and Ad Annual – and I have judged One Show, Communication Arts, The 3% Conference Athena Awards, the AdAge Small Agency Awards, Clios, and whole lotta regional shows. I’m a proud MAIP alumni and supporter of female leadership, diverse teams, and introverts. I am also proud to be the mom to creative and very silly ten-year old identical twin boys.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freelance / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
2018 - present
Working across a range of clients, including leading Tokyo-based FLOWFUSHI as Global Creative Director, helping the brand prepare for a 2019 rebrand/relaunch for the global market and US launch.
WONGDOODY LA / ECD
Responsible for the creative vision and leadership of the WD LA office and Wongtern program, for clients like Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Hallmark Labs, FlowFushi Cosmetics, MomsRising, Tinder, and more.
Creature / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
2010 - 2013
Truvia, Dickies, Seattle's Best Coffee, Creature front windows
Home / MOM
2008 - 2010
Had twin boys - Tomo and Kazi. Introduced them to spicy foods, sushi, and dance parties.
Freelance / ART DIRECTOR
TBWA Chiat/Day NY, Wieden & Kennedy Portland, Creature, Razorfish.
TBWA Chiat Day NY / ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Absolut Vodka, Sprint, Skittles, Starburst, Snickers
WONGDOODY Seattle / ART DIRECTOR
Alaska Airlines, Seattle Supersonics, Adidas, Museum of Flight, Seattle International Film Festival
Art Center College of Design
BFA in Advertising Design
Graduated Valedictorian, 1998
University of Washington
BA in Communications, 1996
Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Communication Arts Ad Annual, Communication Arts Design Annual, Creativity Magazine, Archive, Clio Awards, Andy Awards, Graphis, Addys, Seattle Show.