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 and currently I’m 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.”)

When I’m not taking on big brand challenges, I’m an active board member and creative director for the Red Circle Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps wounded soldiers and family members of the fallen.

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

2018

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

LIA 2017

TV/CINEMA/ONLINE FILM (HUMOR):
Silver
TV/CINEMA/ONLINE FILM (CAMPAIGN):
Bronze


THE ANDYS 2018

IDEA:
Gold

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL TELEVISION
AWARDS 2018

COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN:
Silver

THE ONE SHOW

SHORT FORM:
Two Merit

NEW YORK FESTIVAL
ADVERTISING 2018

FILM:
Finalist Certificate

ADVERTISING CLUB
OF NEW YORK 2018

BRAVE BRAND HONOREE
2018 Honorees include: 
Burger King and Lola MullenLowe: "Scary Clown Night"
Diesel and Publicis: "Go with the Fake"
Ikea and Acne: "Ikea’s Response to Balenciaga"
KFC and Mother London: "FCK"
Mars Wrigley Confectionery and DDB Chicago: "Exclusive the Rainbow"
Nike and W+K: "Nike Breaking2"
Orange Telecom and FP7/CAI: "Now or Never"
Procter & Gamble and BBDO NY: "The Talk"
Qualcomm and McCann NY: "Ignore This – Beatbox & Bavarian Dance"Tide and Saatchi & Saatchi NY: "It’s a Tide Ad"


CLIO 2018

FILM:
Shortlist

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.














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


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.












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

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


Space is not a destination. Or a tourist attraction. Or a delivery route. Space is a place to do. It’s an unlimited resource of untapped potential, and Lockheed Martin is developing the innovations and technology the world needs to unlock its possibilities. But when it comes to unlocking the universe, we need the brightest minds to help us do it.

So, to go about finding the rising stars in the world of engineering, we created the ultimate test: A box. But not just any box. A 14-foot tall, mysterious inky-black monolith that can only be unlocked if you’re able to solve one of the world’s most impossible aerospace equations. In fact, the exact equation was a problem Lockheed Martin engineers had to solve for a real-world satellite mission. Lockheed Martin is bringing the lockbox to some of the top engineering schools in America, starting with Virginia Tech.
We challenged students to see if they had the space skills it takes to unlock The Box, and earn themselves a future at Lockheed Martin. But what exactly will they be unlocking? The universe. Inside, the winner will experience a 360-degree audio/visual journey though the stars, culminating with a grand prize and possibility of a job at Lockheed Martin where they can unlock the unknown on a daily basis.


D&AD 2019:

DIGITAL DESIGN:
Graphit Pencil

EXPERIENTIAL:
Shortlist














$10,000 WINNERS








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: TJX
Agency:
McCann New York
Role:
Group 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: 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.










Role: Creative Director & Illustrator