As an Army brat, I grew up in a bunch of different cities, absorbing diverse cultures and perspectives along the way. I understood early on, that any subject can generate infinite viewpoints. This served me well as a fine arts and design student and it has served me well in my 20+ career in advertising—which has included stints in Ireland, Germany, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. My unique background and experience in agencies around the world helps me offer uncommon solutions for some of the world’s most famous brands


After working in BBDO Dublin as the creative lead on Guinness, Budweiser and Carlsberg, I moved back home became a Creative Director at McCann, New York, leading the global brands of Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm, Microsoft and State Street Global Advisors (I was one of the lead creators behind “Fearless Girl.”) Most recently, I got to kill a mascot at VaynerMedia and was the lead creative director on the KraftHeinz account which consist of 15 brands...yes 15!

Now I am the Exceutive Creative Director at Argonaut and tasked not only to lead the agency to the moon but also to open up the New York City office.


And though I love advertising and my sneakers, my true joy comes from raising my two boys alongside my endlessly patient wife.

2020

Planters Super Bowl
Death of Mr. Peanut
Birth of Baby Nut


2018

Lockheed Martin
Think Inside the Box

D&AD 2018
Most Awarded Creative Director

2017

Cannes 2017
Top 5 Cannes Creative Director of the Year.

State Street Global Advisors
"Fearless Girl"



Qualcomm
A member of the successful pitch team.


2016

State Street Global Advisors
FCS Portfolio Awards: 2 silvers, 1 bronze


2014

Microsoft
A member of a successful all-star team of creatives, partnering with Michael Craven and working along side with Con Williamson, Andy Azula, Mike Howard and Mat Bisher. Together we were responsible in bringing the world's largest pitch to IPG & McCann WorldGroup.


2013

USPS
Team member of the successful McCann New York
pitch team responsible in winning the account.


2012

7UP Winter Wonderland
Silver Medal, 2011 AOI Image 36:the best of British Illustration Distinguished Merit Award,
3x3 Pro Show no.9 Awards


2007

Guinness “You’ve Been Kitted”
APMC Silver and Bronze


2006

Guinness “You’ve Been Kitted”
Echo Awards Diamond and Gold


2005

Guinness “You’ve Been Kitted”
An Post Awards Gold




Client: State Street Global Advisors
Agency:
McCann NY
Role:
Group Creative Director

Artist:
Kristen Visbal: Visbal Sculpture, Inc.













CANNES 2017:

TITANIUM:
Grand Prix

GLASS:
Grand Prix

OUTDOOR:
Grand Prix
Gold

PR:
Grand Prix
Gold
Silver

PROMO & ACTIVIATION:
Two Golds
Silver

MEDIA:
Two Golds

DIRECT:
Two Golds
Silver
Bronze

DESIGN:
Two Golds


ACT RESPONSIBLE
Cannes Tribute 2017 Award


D&AD 2017:

DIVERSITY& EQUALITY:
Black Pencil

INDUSTRY EVOLUTION:
White Pencil


CLIOS 2017:

BRANDED CONTENT:
Clio Grand

EVENTS/EXPERIENTIAL:
Clio Grand

INNOVATION:
Clio Grand

OUT OF HOME:
Clio Grand

PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Clio Grand
Three Clio Gold

BRAND DESIGN:
Clio Gold

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT:
Clio Gold


CRESTA 2017:

AMBIENT MEDIA:
Grand Prix

OUTDOOR:
Grand Prix

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT:
Grand Prix

PROMOTIONS
& INCENTIVES:

Grand Prix

DIRECT MARKETING:
Gold


EPICA AWARDS

OUTDOOR:
Grand Prix
Gold


LIA 2017

AMBIENT:
Grand LIA


INTEGRATION:
Grand LIA
Two Gold


NON-TRADITIONAL:
Grand LIA
Three Golds
Silver


BANKING/FINANCIAL/
INSURANCE:

Gold


BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT:
Gold


EXPERIENTIAL/
LIVE EVENTS:

Gold

INTEGRATION:
Gold

THE NEW:
Gold


DESIGN:
Bronze


CRISTAL 2017

CORPORATE & PR:
Grand Crystal
Gold

OUTDOOR:
Grand Crystal
Two Golds

DESIGN:
Two Golds


MIDAS 2017

CORPORATE IMAGE:
Grand Midas


CORPORATE IMAGE:

Gold

DESIGN/IDENTITY:

Gold

EVENT:

Two Golds

INVESTMENT BANK:

Gold

OUT OF HOME:

Gold

PUBLICE RELATIONS:

Gold

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Gold

ADWEEK

BEST ADS OF 2017

THE GOOD REPORT 2017

#1 CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD

THE ANDYS 2018

 GRANDY

CRAFT
Gold

RESET
Gold

AD AGE CREATIVITY AWARDS 2018

Experiential Campaign of the Year

D&AD 2018

 OUTDOOR ADVERTISING/TACTICAL
Black Pencil

PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTS
Yellow Pencil

USER GENERATED
Yelllow Pencil

BRAND EXPERIENCE & ENVIRONMENTS
Yelllow Pencil

ADVERTISING & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS/BRAND
Yelllow Pencil

EARNED MEDIA/LARGE BUSINESS
(OVER 500 EMPLOYEES)

Yelllow Pencil

USE OF OUTDOOR
Yelllow Pencil

USE OF PR
Yelllow Pencil

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Graphite Pencil

DESIGN FOR PUBLIC SPACES
Graphite Pencil

DESIGN/BRANDS
Wood Pencil

OUT-OF-HOME
Wood Pencil

USE OF EVENTS
Wood Pencil

ADC 2018

  DESIGN FOR GOOD: ADVERTISING
Gold

DESIGN FOR GOOD: EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN
Gold

EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN: GUERRILLA/STUNT
Bronze

EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN: PLACEMAKING
Gold

SPECIAL AWARDS: EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN
Best of Displine

THE ONE SHOW 2018

  BEST OF SHOW

BEST OF DISCIPLINE

CMO PENCIL

CULTURAL DRIVER
Gold

DIRECT MARKETING: EXPERIENTIAL & INSTALLATIONS
Gold

DIRECT MARKETING: GUERRILLA MARKETING
Gold

PUBLIC RELATIONS: EVENTS & EXPERIENTIAL
Gold

PUBLIC RELATIONS: COMMUNITY BUILDING
Bronze

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT: LIVE EVENTS
Gold

DESIGN: AMBIENT MEDIA
Gold

SOCIAL MEDIA: COMMUNITY BUILDINGS
Gold

PRINT & OUTDOOR: EXPERIENTIAL & INSTALLATIONS
Gold

PRINT & OUTDOOR: AMBIENT MEDIA
Gold

WEBBY 2018

  REAL-TIME RESPONSE (PR)

BEST VIRAL PR CAMPAIGN

BEST CAUSE RELATED CAMPAGIN (PR)

BEST USE OF EARNED MEDIA


NEW YORK FESTIVAL ADVERTISING 2018

  BEST OF SHOW

OUTDOOR 
Grand Prix

AVANT-GARDE 
Grand Prix

ACTIVATION & ENGAGEMENT 
Grand Prix

BEST USE OF MEDIA
First Prize Award
Second Prize Award

ACTIVATION & ENGAGEMENT
 Two First Prize Award
Second Prize Award

DESIGN
Two First Prize Award
Second Prize Award

AVANT-GARDE/INNOVATION
Three First Prize Award
Two Second Prize Award
Third Prize Award

OUTDOOR/OUT OF HOME MARKETING
First Prize Award
Third Prize Award

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT
Second Prize Award
Third Prize Award

DIRECT & COLLATERAL
Third Prize Award

EFFIE 2018

  BEST OF SHOW
Grand Effie

CARPE DIEM - PRODUCTS
Gold

CORPORATE REPUTATION
Gold

POSITIVE CHANGE: SOCIAL GOOD - BRANDS
Gold

FINANCE
Gold

SMALL BUDGETS - PRODUCTS
Gold

MEDIA IDEA
Gold

MEDIA INNOVATION - EXISTING CHANNEL
Gold

AICP
NEXT AWARDS 2018

  THE MOST NEXT AWARD

NEXT BRANDED CONTENT

NEXT CAUSE MARKETING

NEXT EXPERIENTIAL

CANNES 2018

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Bronze

CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS
Silver
Bronze

THE ONE SHOW 2019

CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS
Gold





Client: Planters
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

Director: Dave Meyer

THE DRUM
SOCIAL BUZZ AWARD:

BEST SOCIAL STUNT







Saturday Night Live - January 25, 2020




New Yorker

    






Client: MiO
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

Water is plain. It’s boring. Dare we say, it’s broken. So we fixed it.

Director: Noam Murro





Director: Dave Meyer














Client: Planters
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

Super Bowl Teaser



Super Bowl 2021







Client: Lockheed Martin
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director


Today, the space race isn’t between countries. It’s between aerospace companies. Making recruitment more important than ever. Lockheed Martin asked us to help them recruit the most brilliant minds in the country. So we created something the most talented engineers can’t resist. A challenge. We surprised Virginia Tech with a 14 foot mysterious box that appeared in the middle of campus. To find out what the box held inside, students were asked to solve expert aerospace equations in order to “Unlock” the box. When the box was finally unlocked, those with the skills capable of doing so were rewarded with a VR type experience using a system of mirrors and video technology. They also discovered something else they weren’t expecting... a job offer with Lockheed Martin’s space department.

D&AD 2019:

DIGITAL DESIGN:
Graphite Pencil

EXPERIENTIAL:
Shortlist


ADWEEK’S 2019
THE PROJECT ISAAC AWARDS:

DESIGN INVENTION
AD TECH INVENTION

OUT-OF-HOME MEDIA INVENTION

EPICA AWARDS 2019:

BRANDED CONTENT:
Gold

EVENT:
Silver


IPROMOTIONS & INCENTIVES:
Bronze

CLIOS 2019:

DIRECT MARKETING:
Silver

SPATIAL DESIGN:
Silver


INNOVATION:
Shortlist

LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS:

CLIENT PROMOTION:
Gold


EXPERIENTAL DESIGN:
Silver


ADC AWARDS 2020:

DIGITAL EXPERIENCES-AUGEMENTED/MIXED REALITY:
Bronze


EXPERIENCE DESIGN-INSTALLATIONS:
Bronze


EXPERIENCE DESIGN-GUERILLA/STUNT:
MERIT


EFFIES 2020:

















$10,000 WINNERS








Client: Kraft Mac and Cheese
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

Kraft found that 56% of parents have served their kids mac & cheese for breakfast more often during COVID-19 lockdowns. So for the first time ever, Kraft Mac & Cheese is removing dinner from its iconic blue box...because isn't it also approved for breakfast?














Client: Devour
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

You don’t take dainty, delicate bites of Devour. No, no my friend. You eat like an animal. That’s the tagline. It’ll all make sense when you watch the videos on the left. Did you watch them yet?

Director: Steve Miller












Client: Jett Puffed
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

Animators: Aardman Studios

Having a crappy day? A crappy year? Maybe you need to look on the fluffy side of life. Or just eat some marshmallows.



Social campaign: Puff Pals training camp












Client: Creative Roots
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

1 in 2 kids are underhydrated. KraftHeinz launched a new product called Creative Roots to help hydrate kids. 



Jimmy Kimmel intergration










Client: Maxwell House
Agency:
VaynerMedia
Role:
Group Creative Director

1.4 mill Veteran’s are considered at-risk of homelessness. After their dedicated service, Maxwell House believes every Veteran deserves a home of their own. So Veteran’s Day 2020, they partenered with Operation Finally Home to help give houses to those who have given everything. 



Client: Qualcomm
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Designer/Illustrator:
George Katz


Qualcomm is a partner of Formula E, an automotive race similar to Forumla 1, but with one major twist - all of the cars are powered by electric.
Qualcomm asked us to design a series of race posters for two races, Paris and New York.

The posters were so well received with in Qualcomm and Forumla E, they asked us to design the safety car for the two day race weekend in New York City, the first time that any race of it's kind has ever been held.


ONE-OFF SPECIAL PIECE FOR MOMA
screen inks
car paint
aluminum sheet
size 44”x60”




LIMITED EDITION POSTERS
spot UV
embossing
metallic paint
120 gram
size 44”x60”







Client: Qualcomm
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Qualcomm partnered with the New Yorker to have directors make short films based on New Yorker magazine covers.

These short films were then showcased during the New Yorker Festival.

DROPPED CALL
DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker



THE ENCHANTED FOREST
 DIRECTOR: Emily Carmichael



SCREEN TIME
DIRECTOR: Peter Huang











Client: Qualcomm
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Director: Jordan Brady


This is a continuation from the Bavarian Dance and Beatboxing Dad.

People love their smartphones. And while they think that's because of the screen or the camera or all those apps, the reality is what people really love- what they can't live without- is the Qualcomm technology that makes it all possible. After all, Qualcomm invented the smart behind every phone you can think of.
When the commercial breaks come on while you’re watching TV, a lot of people naturally look to their smartphones to see what’s going on. And since Qualcomm invented the technology that makes smartphones so mesmerizing and indispensible, we are totally okay with that. So watch our commercial, or go ahead and check your smartphone. Either way, you're getting a whole lot of Qualcomm.

Features Vanessa Rubio from the Neflix Series Cobra Kai











Client: Qualcomm
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Director: Lance Accord

We want the world to better understand Qualcomm and we thought the best way to do that was to show that Qualcomm is already an important (and beloved) part of their everyday lives. Most people have no idea, but Qualcomm is the reason why they love their smartphones so much – whether they love it for the speed, the battery life or all the amazing applications and capabilities that smartphones have introduced into our lives.  It’s all made possible by Qualcomm.
People love their smartphones.  And while they think that's because of the screen or the camera or all those apps, the reality is what people really love- what they can't live without- is the Qualcomm technology that makes it all possible. After all, Qualcomm invented the smart behind every phone you can think of.









Client: Qualcomm
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Director: Rob Leggatt
Qualcomm invents the foundational technology that allows for innovations by leading the world to 5G, Iot, and AI. So get ready, there’s a whole lot more Qualcomm coming your way.



Came First



Before Announcement



Go Fund Yourself



Go Fund Yourself - Director’s Cut



Came First :15





Louvre, Paris, France
Translation: Augment the reality. Revolutionize ideas. 5G is coming.





New York City, New York




San Diego, California












Client: State Street Global Advisors
Agency: McCann NY
Role: Group Creative Director

FCSPortfolio Awards:

TV: Bronze
BANNERS: Silver
PRINT: Silver

While others portray a false sense of ease, State Street Global Advisors isn’t afraid to acknowledge that the world of investing may be complicated but opportunities are still there for the taking. “There’s opportunity in complexity” is a campaign that invites audiences to see the world through the eyes of someone working at SSGA.
Suddenly, hidden market factors and trends become obvious and lead to innovative solutions that only SSGA can deliver. Put simply, the difference between SSGA and other financial institutions is the difference between black and white and color.

The campaign (TV, print, digital) had a Reach of 98.1% and GRP of 947.51.*






FCS Portfolio Awards: Silver











Client: United States Postal Service
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Every day, visionaries are creating the products of the future. And every day, the United States Postal Service delivers that future to the most places nationwide. By delivering more e-commerce to more homes than anyone else in the country, businesses can rely on the latest technology and vast expertise of the United States Postal Service to deliver their visions of the future affordably and on time.






Client: Microsoft
Agency:
m:united/Microsoft
Role:
Creative Director













Client: MasterCard
Agency:
McCann XBC
Role:
Associate Creative Director

Integrated Campaign for MasterCard in partnership with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which included TV, Out of Home, & Digital (R/GA).
The Plate logo was the key component to the campaign. 


MasterCard And Stand Up to Cancer "Running" featuring Eric Stonestreet


MasterCard and Stand Up to Cancer "Mascot"






 




Client: MasterCard
Agency:
McCann XBC
Role:
Creative Director


DIRECTOR'S CUT













Client: MasterCard
Agency:
McCann XBC
Role:
Creative Director


Beyoncé's "Mrs. Carter's Court" World Tour in partnership
with MasterCard.






Client: UFC
Agency:
McCann NY
Role:
Group Creative Director

With UFC star, Ronda Rousey, transcending the sport of MMA, these pre-roll films aimed to show people that MMA is a worthy pursuit for young girls.
The videos were syndicated across the web turning these young combat athletes into online stars. JJ was even interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres.











 




Client: TJX
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group Creative Director

Features Vanessa Rubio from the Neflix Series Cobra Kai





Client: Pepsico
Agency:
BBDO Dublin
Role:
Creative Director

Illustrator:
Steve Simpson


2011 AOI IMAGE 36:

Silver Medal

3x3 PRO SHOW No. 9 AWARDS: The Best of British Illustration & Distinguished Merit Award
This became the look and theme for the 7UP Christmas Market in Dublin, Ireland, along with the look for all medium.