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About

Eric believes that building brand love starts with a clear understanding of how our brand makes people’s lives better. World class brands don’t just sell you things. We connect with you on an emotional level. Our mission as one creative team is actually kind of simple: take our purpose and deliver it in one consistent, clear voice across each and every platform.

Eric loves being a creative leader. He believes that creativity and the power of imagination have the ability to change people’s lives for the better. He's worked at an inspiring mix of agencies including R/GA, Grey, Chiat, Goodby and Wieden + Kennedy on breakthrough projects for LIFEWTR, #EqualityCantWait, Bubly, Cars.com, Canon, Levi’s and Nike.

Currently, he’s is a Creative Director at R/GA, a digital first agency, leading creative efforts on #EqualityCantWait, LIFEWTR, Bubly and Cars.com's multi-channel brand campaigns. His #EqualityCantWait viral video was tweeted by Michelle Obama and has 30 million combined views. He launched LIFEWTR on Super Bowl 51, followed by the social activations #ArtByAWoman and #BringArtBackToSchools. His new Cars.com rebranding campaign 'We Met On Cars.com' brought more emotion (in the form of love) to the car buying process.

Eric spent 5 years honing the craft of narrative storytelling as a director filming viral videos and commercials for Starbucks, Levi’s, Microsoft and T-Mobile. He’s won a number of shiny awards (including One Show and Cannes Golds) for digital, broadcast and interactive, but his best work is yet to come.

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RESUME

R/GA CHI - Creative Director AD / 16 - Present (#EqualityCantWait, LIFEWTR, Cars.com, Bubly)

LEO BURNETT CHI - Creative Director AD / 11 - 16 (Hallmark, Secret, Gates Foundation)

GREY NY - ACD AD / 09 - 11 (Canon)

TATE FILMS LA - Film Director / 06 – 09 (Levi’s, Microsoft)

HEADQUARTERS FILMS LA - Film Director / 03 - 06 (Starbucks, T-Mobile)

CHIAT DAY SF - ACD AD / 00 - 03 (Fox Sports, Levi’s, Playstation)

GOODBY SILVERSTEIN SF - SR. AD / 97 - 00 (Wall Street Journal, Nike)

WIEDEN + KENNEDY PORTLAND - AD / 94 - 97 (Nike, ESPN)

 

AWARDS

2018 Webbie
2018 Effie
4 One Show Gold

2 One Show Silver
2 One Show Bronze
3 Cannes Gold Lions

4 Cannes Silver Lions
2 Cannes Bronze Lions
2 D&AD Yellow Pencils
Art Directors Club Gold
Communicational Arts
Addys Gold
Clios