Los Cabos Reselfies
Go to a resort town in Mexico, hang out with celebrities, surprise people on Instagram and then win a Cannes Lion for all of that? Sure, I'm in.
This ran in the London Olympics opening ceremony. Whenever we presented it, someone in the room would cry. We used those tears to fill up that swimming pool (that last part is a lie).
Modern Family. Dark Shadows. Crunchy new product. The list of thanks in this one is long.
Apologies if you saw this commercial way too many times. The client was so happy he didn't have to pay residuals to talent (other than the VO by the awesome Will Arnett), they ran this for a good three years.
I wrote the scripts and creative directed the explainer videos for a magical product that will one day fix my black thumb. In the meantime, RIP Mr. Thyme.
2020, the year everything turned upside down, gyms became classrooms, and two-week turnarounds for TV campaigns became commonplace.
Running the Heinz Ketchup's social media accounts was as unpredictable as ketchup coming down a glass bottle.
One video asset and one strong insight: sometimes that's all you need.
This one-time-art-director wrote and co-directed this commercial. Stop putting people in silos, people.
There was a time when picture phones were lifesavers.
I swear the junior team named the main character.
Just because there's no budget for photography, it doesn't mean a small-space newspaper ad can't end up featured on the Print Magazine Annual.
A sweaty homage with a refreshing message.
Everyone has a giant-megaphone-on-a-rooftop-in-Argentina campaign on their portfolio, right?
Kansas City Outlaws
"Steve The Puck" became a minor celebrity in Kansas City thanks to this stuff.
Fifteen Second Lessons
The very first time Instagram was used for educational purposes. Plus now I can play Taylor Swift on the ukulele.
It's always cool when people email your client asking where they can buy their subway ads to hang in their Chicago apartment.
Mutual Musicians Foundation
This National Landmark could use all the help we can give. The help I can give is designing posters that look like jazz records.
A good logo is done when there's nothing more to add and nothing more to take away. Deadlines are still important, though.
I write and perform comedy in Chicago and all around the internets. Don't be weird, stop by sometime (unless you are weird, in which case keep to the online pieces, please)!
17 Syllables at a Time
Last year I lived in Japan and came back with a belly full of sushi, memory cards full of photos and notebooks full of haikus. Then turned all that into a book.
Monsters Dot Com
It started with a Second City sketch I wrote and then turned into my first foray into animation. Now it's screening at festivals all over the world.
Inspired by Vivian Maier (if you don't know her story, pleeeeeease look it up), I too walked around the streets of the world looking for moments in time to collect in black and white.
Because I am that kind of patient.