Creative Director, Designer & Photographer


In a previous life I was a ceramist, glass blower and even a scenic artist. then I moved to SF in 2005 and started my Big Life in Advertising. I’ve worked at OgilvyOne SF, Organic, Godfrey Q & Partners, Publicis Modem, CBS Interactive, AKQA and Edelman. For a while I even left the agency world to take on the role of creative director at tibbr, an enterprise social networking platform.

At the present I’m a creative director at Noise 13, a branding strategy and design firm in San Francisco.


Advertising & Design: HP, PayPal, Adobe, Volkswagen, Sunkist, Ghirardelli, Visa Signature, Microsoft, Starbucks, Juniper, Sony, Symantic, LG Mobile, Skype, ASU Online, GenZe, E2Open, SanDisk, Capacitr, Drever, CBS Sports, AllVoices, FanIQ, Yahoo! Music and many more

iPhoneography: SF Board of Tourism, Euro RSCG, the SF MoMA, SFmoto


Academy of Art University — MFA, Advertising.

Syracuse University — BFA

Pilchuck Glass School


2015 National Silver ADDY for PayPal

2015 SF Silver ADDY for PayPal

2015 WEBBY Finalist for PayPal

2015 WEBBY Honoree for Microsoft

2015 Shorty Finalist for PayPal

2013 Tabby for tibbr

2011 WEBBY for LG Mobile

2007 SF ADDY for Y! Music

2007 NY Festivals for Y! Music

2007 OneShow for Y! Music

2007 WEBBY for Y! Music



You can find me on LinkedIn

I also have a tumblr full of stuff that’s not in my portfolio

I was honored to participate at SXSW 2015 as a mentor in the Social Good Hub, hosted by the 3% Conference. I love opportunities to mentor, and have spoken at several schools to students in the industry.

It was seriously awesome to have had one of my photos in the #BWSANFRANCISCO show at the 472 Gallery in San Francisco in 2013.

Three of my pieces were shown in the Vegas From the Hip exhibit at Nevada State College for two months in 2011.

These three pieces then hung in the Barrick Museum.

On Instagram? You can find my feed @justthegritty and my dog-loving community @iflmDog

I also recently self-published a book, based off my Instagram hashtag & community, @iflmdog