My favorite food is food. I love to drink drinks. I’d have to say that movies are my favorite kind of movies. And I’m a huge fan of colors. Also, animals. Btw I own a marionette puppet. It doesn’t have a name, but if it did, it would be something fun. Like Bastien. Or Tim.
My experience spans across entertainment, brand and branded content. I've strategized and created award winning digital, social and broadcast content for global brands and premier film studios, including 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, Red Bull, AT&T, Honda, Netflix, Lucasfilm/Disney, Warner Bros. and Universal.
I also write, produce and perform live comedy and comedic video content...
In advertising, comedy has helped me tap into a very unique perspective of writing and ideation. Creating content for marketing purposes isn't always about funny, of course. But it is about impact. Comedy is my secret weapon, and I leverage it to help write impactful, unexpected copy and to think up wildly unexpected ideas… Plus, it's pretty dang fun.
Wildlife - Los Angeles, CA
(Freelance - 2017, 2018, 2019)
Concepted and helped execute original social campaigns, digital content and promos for FX's Baskets and Bravo’s Buying it Blind, Get a Room with Carson & Thom, and Sweet Home.
Ideated comedy gags to be used during the 8-hour Crushathon live stream for the mobile game premier of Looney Tunes World of Mayhem.
Wrote the (faux) Wikipedia page for the Amazon Prime series Comrade Detective.
FX Network - los angeles, ca
(Freelance 12/2018 - 1/2019)
Ideated and scripted original and unique video content promoting the final season of FX’s Legion.
Phenomenon - Los Angeles, CA
(Full time 8/2018 - 1/2019)
Concepted and pitched a large scale out-of-home experiential campaign for Warner Bros. Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Pitched on commercial campaign for Warner Bros. brand partnership with Turkish Airlines and The Lego Movie 2.
Built out. pitched and maintained digital and social campaigns for Warner Bros., DC Universe, KB Home and American Express.
Eclipse Advertising - Los Angeles, CA
(Full time 7/2017 - 8/2018)
Concepted, scripted and executed on original and unique award winning social and A/V campaigns promoting season 2 of FX’s Legion.
Ideated and strategized content for the award winning 360 campaign promoting 20th Century Fox’s modern remake of Murder on the Orient Express. This included original scripted videos, social activations and digital content.
Helped develop the creative strategy for Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi social campaign (AOR), including ideation of dynamic digital content and leveraging social media to create a new holiday called Rey Day.
Pitched on campaigns for Warner Bros., Sony and Universal.
Ignition - Los angeles, CA
(Freelance 5/2017 - 7/2017)
ideated and wrote various pieces of dynamic social content promoting Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me 3, FX’s Snowfall, Crackle’s Startup and Apple’s Planet of the Apps.
Strategized experiential Comic Con events for Netflix’s Death Note.
Edelman - Los angeles, CA
(Freelance 10/2016 - 5/2017)
Ideated and strategized social and digital content for Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2.
Ideated and produced branded video content/PSA for Ticketmaster and their partnership with the NFL.
Fullscreen - los angeles, CA
(Freelance 2/2016 - 10/2016)
Ideated, strategized and wrote original interactive digital/social content for AT&T's Hello Lab - a year-long campaign that connects internet mega-influencers with their fans through innovative social activated content shows.
Strategized and concepted on an original branded content PSA for AT&T's 'It Can Wait' campaign to help prevent teens from texting and driving.
Trailer Park - Los Angeles, CA
(Full time 6/2015 - 2/2016)
Wrote and executed an interactive digital chatbot game for 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: Scorch Trials.
Concepted and wrote an original digital dime novel and detailed infographics to help promote the release of 20th Century' Fox’s The Revenant
Helped lead creative strategy and conception for Samsung’s SUHD TV global social campaign.
Ideated, pitched and wrote social/digital campaign concepts/executions for Warner Bros’s Fantastic Beasts, TBS’s Wrecked, Netflix’s Fuller House, Showtime’s Billions and Neutrogena.
Kastner & Partners - Los Angeles, CA
(Full time 1/2014 - 5/2015)
Concepted and executed on various social, digital and 360 campaigns for Red Bull.
Helped lead creative and production for Honda’s Grad Dad social and branded content campaign promoting auto financing to new grads.
Ideated traditional print campaigns for Otterbox and Lifeproof protective phone cases.
Hokanson Inc./ The LH Collection - Los angeles, ca
(Full time 4/2006 - 9/2011)
Marketing Associate, Showroom Coordinator
Developed and coordinated marketing, advertising and promotional strategies to brand Hokanson's luxury rugs and carpets.
Assisted executives in the marketing and sales of over $4 million in high-end custom rugs, run customer service procedures.
Managed all showroom activities such as technical functionalities, computer diagnostics and communications of our 5 nation-wide showrooms.
Assisted in various campaigns for Dreaming Tree Wine, UE Boom and Smashbox.
Assisted on ideation for social Taco Bell and eBay.
Silver Clio - FX Network/ Legion social campaign
Bronze Clio - FX Network/ Legion social campaign
Silver Clio - Fox Studios/ Murder on the Orient Express Integrated Campaign
Digiday - AT&T It Can Wait
Cannes Lion - Short List/Film Category (Viral Film): AT&T It Can Wait
Streamy Awards - Best Brand Campaign: Writing with Grace, Grace Helbig (AT&T Hello Lab)
Gold Clio - Best Student Campaign: Ryanair
The Chris Farley Scholarship - Awarded the Christopher Farley Scholarship for exemplifying positivity and creativity with my humor – this scholarship was named in honor of the late Saturday Night Live star and Marquette University alum Chris Farley.
MiamiAdSchool (9/2011 - 9/2013) - SanFrancisco/Berlin—Bachelors in Copywriting
Marquette University (1/2000 - 8/2003) Milwaukee—Bachelor of Arts
Loyola University (8/1999 - 12/1999) Chicago—Bachelor of Arts
UCLA Extension (6/2010 - 8/2010, 2/2017 - 4/2017) Los Angeles—Copywriting, Screenwriting
Second City Conservatory (6/2005 - 9/2006) Chicago—Comedy Writing/Performance
Upright Citizens Brigade (10/2008 - 8/2010 LosAngeles—Improv Comedy
Misc. Sketch and Improv Comedy Programs (2003 - 2019) - Chicago, Los Angeles—Comedy Writing/Performance