I’ve been an award-winning Creative Director– for more than 16 years in both client and agency roles. In that time I’ve had the good fortune to work and collaborate with some of the most amazing and talented creatives you’ll ever run across. They make my concepts and ideas come to life and they’re true partners in every sense of the word. In return, I’ve also been able to guide, nurture, coach and mentor and that is tremendously satisfying to me. No one works in a vacuum. Whether it’s a million dollar ad campaign or a five million dollar software solution, these projects all require the contributions and energies of many talented people. In that respect, my role as a Creative Director is akin to that of a Film Director or Orchestra Conductor. I’m also grateful to have had the opportunity to work with dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as numerous smaller organizations and non-profits. People who pay me to be creative and that is absolutely something to be grateful for.