My experience centers in the Creative Arts, with a bent toward media design & production, and strategic creativity. Though I’m proficient with digital tools, my technical abilities support my passion for storytelling and visual communication. Over the years, I have worked in the areas of event management, film & video production, graphic design, and creativity training.
I cut my teeth as a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer, and after earning a Master’s degree in Film & Video, I found my way into media production as a writer & director (video, film, interactive) for a client base that included several Fortune 500 firms and high-profile nonprofits. During that time, I directed three documentaries, numerous industrial and corporate pieces, and produced a series of regional marketing videos for the Olympic Games. As the Internet age dawned, my focus shifted to web development, and I helped develop a slew of websites in the manufacturing, healthcare, education, and entertainment sectors. I transferred that experience to operations leadership and creative direction at Stairwell Studios, a digital media design firm; I also taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta as an adjunct instructor in multimedia.
I have also spent time in the nonprofit world, serving as Creative Director for two high-impact contemporary churches. My primary duties included creative conceptualization & event planning, production management, and digital content creation (print, video, infographics, etc.) In addition, my strategic leadership skills were employed in the supervision of performing arts and production teams.
Currently, my time is divided between an e-commerce venture at overjupiter.com, producing original YouTube content, and supporting a handful of corporate and nonprofit clients with a variety of creative services.
I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Art: Visual Communications from LaGrange College. I also hold a Master of Arts in Film & Video from The American University. My wife, Shelia, and I have two children and a dog named Zorro. My spare time goes toward travel, retrofuturism, and the Atlanta Braves.