An elite Creative Director with big agency pedigree, Mike is best known for his ability to weave copy and art into compelling stories that produce measurable results.
Pinnacle Advertising / Creative Director
2015 - present
I think. I question. I visualize. I create. I write. I produce. I direct. I find your truth.
Arrowhead Advertising / Ceative Director
2014 - 2015
My work helps solidify the client’s business goals and objectives through high level discussions. I present structure and framework ideas to to both creative and account sides. Considered the agency thought leader in strategy, I serve as a resource for creative teams in the development of insight-driven strategies from opportunity identification through to experience definition.
Rocklin Irving / Creative Director
2011 - 2014
As an experienced Creative Director, I partner with marketing professionals on strategy, concept creation and execution of traditional and interactive media. My daily responsibilities include creative team development, client relations, new business strategy and developing solutions that help drive response.
Revenew / Ceative Director
2010 - 2011
Lead Creative Director of all day to day creative architecture. Skills include creating dynamic web/direct mail/video/print solutions, developing key marketing strategies and effective use of 3rd-party social media platforms.
J. Walter Thompson / Creative Supervisor
2001 - 2010
Chief creative for developing/pitching/executing creative TV, radio, print and web design for $50 million Ford Motor Company advertising in the Midwest. Managed out of JWT’s Chicago office, the region includes central/northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula. Creative enabled several vehicles lines to out-perform projections, despite competing in an import-dominated market. Also acted as producer on 90% of production.
Brown Marketing / ACD
2000 - 2001
Responsibilities included art direction, writing and TV production. Art directed and wrote numerous ROPs and web banners. Produced all shoots, TV and photo. Lead the creative team with strategy and idea pitches that attracted new business.
Jordan Tamraz Caruso / Sr. Art Director
1998 - 2000
Lead creative for every aspect from strategy to execution for a variety of retail and automotive accounts. Supervised many client pitches that resulted in new business. Coached a team of eight people to think like a creative and encourage them to use the basic principles of advertising. Produced several photo and TV shoots.
DraftFCB (Draft Worldwide) / Art Director
1993 - 1998
Developed dozens of new concepts with several different creative teams. Carried out projects from initial creative briefs to production. Achieved expert mounting capabilities.
Saint Mary's University
Bachelors of Art, 1993