I’m a creative director / art director currently working between New York and Berlin. For more than two decades, my work has spanned a variety of mediums, media, mindsets and marketplaces. I strive to create smart, likeable brands and bold, memorable editorial infused with wit and personality. I’m all about the strategy, the concept and the execution but I’m equally devoted to the fine details and typographic refinements. Creatively speaking, I’m a little bit Bjork and a little bit Ben Franklin, except that I am relatively calm and highly conductive.
I focus primarily in the realms of fashion, culture and premium markets on brand development, print and digital presence and promotion, and editorial art direction. It is an uncommon mix but creatively speaking, a complementary one. My work in editorial gives me currency for brands that seek to stay ahead in a constantly changing cultural landscape. My work in branding leads me to create editorial that is aligned with the unique personality of the publication. My combined strengths in art direction and HTML5/Javascript code development allow me to create fully-responsive websites that are both meticulously designed and technologically engaging.
I relocated from San Francisco to Manhattan in 2001 and have since had the good fortune to serve as art director or design director for some awarded magazines, including over a decade with Details Magazine (Conde Nast), Surface Magazine and Blackbook. I have also served as creative director for several start-ups focusing on fashion, urban culture and the arts. I led a full book redesign for Details in 2014. On the branding side, I typically work from a foundational level, defining strategy and attributes, then extending them into designs, nomenclature, voice and personality.
I was originally swept from New York to Berlin in 2008 by Corbis to develop an editorial-fashion-inspired image collection and soon fell into my second groove with an international bricolage of artists. I continue to bounce between these two anodes of inspiration. In my spare time I pursue cacoethes scribendi and emulsion-based photography.