I'm a Creative Director, working in the advertising and design industries for over 15 years. I believe bringing data and creativity together lets us speak to people in a way we never could before, making it more relevant and personal. LinkedIn Email

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How to Pick the Right Director For Your Idea

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If the People of Fishbowl Started an Agency, This Is How They Would Run it (or Ruin It)

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Havas Chicago's CCO's Feelings Were Hurt By The Internet, So He Shamed His Employees

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What Every Creative Student Needs to Do First

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What's Really Expected of You at 18, 22, and 30

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Slowly Building Your Creative Career, with Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll

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Are You Too Old To Be A Junior?

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Over 9000 Quick Creative Lessons From Dragon Ball!

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How to Avoid Missing Out on 90% of the Creative Jobs

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One Networking Technique That My Parents Would Hate

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4 Portfolio Mistakes I'm Getting Tired of Seeing

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How to Stay in Control While Helplessly Job Hunting

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What Got You Here, Won't Get You There

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Why Digital and Social Have Created the Golden Age of Creative

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I Got Promoted to Creative Director and Instantly Became an Asshole

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Why You Should Write a Different Headline for Everyone You're Talking To

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Creative Agencies vs. Consulting Agencies

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How Using Data in Creativity is Just Like Making Pizza

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If Working With Your Partner Sucks, It Might Be Your Fault

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The Differences Between Art Directors and Graphic Designers

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Designing an Ad, for Non-Designers

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Cambridge Analytica Was Really Bad, But Really Good at Using Facebook's Data

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I Challenge You to Create an Ad a Day

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How to Know When You're a Creative Junior, Mid-Level, Senior, or Beyond

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Today's Agencies Want Sharp Pencils, Not a Box of Crayons

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Creatives Are Giving Advertising the Hug of Death

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Get Me for 15 Minutes, Without Buying Me Coffee

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Why It's Good That Google is Blocking Ads

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6 Interview Tips You Can Do Before You Throw Up

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Why Your Path to a Big Agency Might Be Through a Small One

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I Reviewed 150 Portfolios in a Day and These Are the 7 Things They Did Wrong

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You Don't Like Sneaky Ads, So Facebook Is Blocking Them

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The Simple Guide to Calling Bullshit on a Campaign's Success

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Everyone Quit My Agency, and It Was the Greatest Thing for My Career

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It's Fake News That Snapchat Is Fighting Fake News

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You Might Have an Idea, but Do You Have an Insight?

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The Unofficial List of What Terrifies Most Creative Directors

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Why Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Creative Inspiration

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Why We Need to Be Romantic About Creative, Not Nostalgic

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Amazon's Next Step to World Domination Should Be Pinterest

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Charge More, Because Every Creative is Undercharging for Their Freelance Time

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Being First is the Easy Part. Are You Also Better?

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"I Thought Of Uber Years Ago" and Why Ideas Alone Are Worthless

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How to Tell if Your Strength is Turning Into Your Weakness

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How to Avoid Half-Assing a Bunch of Things, While Full-Assing Your Specialty.

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Making a Great Ad is Like Telling a Good Joke

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Why Creatives Can't Just Be Creative

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That Time I Was Almost Called a Xennial

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Bye-Bye, Influencer Marketing. Facebook Killed You...

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Gary Vee is Right. Patience is the Only Shortcut to Curing Failure.

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What Will Really Get You Hired After an Internship

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You Know You’ve Used These Ad Cliches, and This Is Why You Should Stop

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Not Everybody Will Like Your Idea and That’s a Good Thing

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David Bowie or Jennifer Connelly? How "Labyrinth" is Exactly Like an Ad Agency.

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Being an ACD Is the Worst Creative Position There Is

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Why We Should Make Great Creative, Not Award-Winning Creative

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Why Annual Reviews Make Me Feel Like an Asshole

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TV is Glamorous, but Mobile is the Screen that Matters

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Do You Even Deserve a Promotion?

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How to Ask for a Raise and Negotiating Salary, Because It's the Worst

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Ad Schools Are Failing the Industry and Their Students

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How to Be a Decent Human, So Your Boss Will Fight For You

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Why the 3-Year-Itch Will Make You Quit

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4 Not-So-Obvious Tips to Getting Hired at an Ad Agency

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How to Choose Between Freelance or Full-Time Creative

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The Unspoken Biases Every Ad Agency Shares

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I Cut Off My Fingertips in the Name of Advertising

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Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Creative Portfolio

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This Copywriter Wrote Over 300 Headlines and Her Creative Director Said None Were the Best