Hi. I’m Brian.
I’m currently a Creative Director at DDB Chicago. If you’re wondering how I got such cool hair, I should confess, that’s not me. It’s John Cougar Mellencamp, the most adored son of my small Indiana hometown. He’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, sold 27 million albums, and proved that big ideas (and bangs) can come from anywhere.
Now I’m trying to prove the same, only instead of making music, I make ads. And I’ve been lucky to make them with some amazing people, while being recognized by Cannes, Clios, LIA, One Show, Comm Arts and more.
I have an art direction background, but I also love to write, design, edit and learn whatever else is needed to solve problems and tell great stories.
Thanks for checking out my work.
DDB – Chicago /// Creative Director /// 2016 - Present
State Farm, Skittles, La Quinta, Jeep
MCGARRYBOWEN – Chicago /// Associate Creative Director /// 2013 - 2016
Kool-Aid, Oscar Mayer, Disney, Pizza Hut
JWT – Atlanta /// Senior Art Director /// 2012 - 2013
United States Marine Corps.
22SQUARED – Tampa /// Art Director /// 2008 - 2012
Buffalo Wild Wings, Jackson Hewitt, Toyota, Publix Supermarkets, Florida’s Natural, Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Bay Lightning
ENERGY BBDO – Chicago /// Art Director Intern /// 2007
Jim Beam Spirits, Wrigley, Chicago White Sox
CARMICHAEL LYNCH – Minneapolis /// Art Director Intern /// 2007
Harley-Davidson, Jack Link's
MASTERCLASS – the Internet /// 2018
Usher Teaches the Art of Performance
MIAMI AD SCHOOL – Minneapolis /// 2006 - 2008
Art Direction Portfolio Program
DEPAUW UNIVERSITY – Somewhere in Indiana /// 2002 - 2006
B.A. Studio Art