Good ads make me cry.
Most ads are obstacles in the way of what I want to see or do.
Good ads elevate the human conversation. Most ads numb the brain.
Good ads remind me to go out there and live life to the fullest before it’s gone. Most ads remind me that there are new snack options at the store.
I only want to make good ads.
How do you make an amateur porn film festival like HUMP! not look all creepy and gross? Get some friends to make a video with you at the nude beach. Even if the video features a shot of your testicles it still won’t look creepy, it’ll look fun. Fun is sexy!
A campaign for the American Indian College Fund.
My job title was “Writer”, but I worked with a team that was very generous with sharing the creative decisions, so I did more than write. Creative Directors: Dan Wieden & David Kennedy (plus Jed Alger), Art Director: Patty Fogarty, Art Buyer: Mia Chong-Hanssen, Media: Jonas Green, Account Director: Elisa Silva, Photographer: Grant Delin, Illustrators: Souther Salizar, Silja Goetiz, Cecilia Carlstedt, Option-G and Ryan Jacob Smith.
Castor & Pollux Pet Food
These are some pages I wrote for a pitch that didn’t make it to print. It was a sweet little challenge to get into the mind of the average middle aged pet lover by way of the average pet’s mind.
This work was done at Leopold Ketel & Partners. Jed Alger & Andrew Reed were the creative directors and Austin Hilde was the art director. If you ever get a chance you should totally work with these kind folks.
The fine folks at Scout Books asked for employee portraits. They ended up looking like ads. See how these were made here >>>
We also made a little video.
I’ve had the total honor to write, art direct, and illustrate for Travel Oregon (and the W+K team) since 2008. They’re just really good people who want to make really good stuff. Also, I love Oregon.
While I was at W+K I had to work on NIKE. I really wanted them to do goofy fun stuff that reminded people that playing sports and running around like a wild animal is fun, but the NIKE brand it too bad ass for that.
Here are two print ads I made for the same shoe, but only one went to print. Which one do you think?
The Mercury’s Bike Issue
When I found out the Portland Mercury needed to sell tickets to an event they invented called Malt Ball I got to work and teamed up with the wonderful Alin Dragulin and some friends to make this promo video.
We even got a killer cover out of the video.
Do you like laughs? If you like laughs you should get David Neevel and me together. We know how to laugh! We’ll laugh about anything. We even took global warming and turned it into a fart joke for a laugh.