W I L L W O O D S T U D I O S
Creative + Design + Illustration
A Bit About Me
I specialize in creative direction, design, and illustration. For 17 years I’ve worked with well-known brands, dynamic start-ups, and solid industry leaders. For several years I was a creative/marketing agency guy. Now I’m a creative gun-for-hire. Think Clint Eastwood with a pencil. If your need falls into the realm of creative or marketing, I would love to work with you.
Focused on Creative
As a creative professional, I’m focused on creative management and team development, idea generation, concept development, and creative direction. I’ve spent years on the agency-side, in the technology industry, with some of the most recognizable brands, executing channel marketing strategies; developing multi-tiered retail product launches, consumer promotions, and awareness campaigns; and creating robust online product training portals. My experience spans a wide range of media, including packaging, branding, retail environment, web/interactive, identity, collateral, and event design.
Ideas + Teamwork = Passion
With a passion for ideas and teamwork, I’ve been able to think and execute creatively across a range of client challenges, while always keeping the hard-and-fast objectives at the forefront. As a leader, I’ve been thrilled to inspire and engage great teams of creative professionals by investing in the talents, skills, and personal creativity of others.
I constantly create. I love building experiences and communicating brands. I breathe and eat idea generation, concept development, and design. And I’m ignited by collaboration and invention. I’m fueled by curiosity, humor, and the expectation that we have significant experiences every day.
A Little Trivia
I have nineteen senses: Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, Taste, Humor, Rhythm, Irony, History, Sensibility, Community, Spirituality, Urgency, Privacy, Aesthetic, Wonder, Complexity, Integrity, and Absurdity.
Manifestation der Fiktion
Ich bin ein Mann, dass und zieht Skizzen. Ich habe oft zu schreiben. Aber ich habe immer zu schaffen. Ich mache Dinge. Ich bin fast eine Manifestation der Fiktion mich.
A Quick Confession
I’m a compulsive doodler. It’s my way of seeing the world, my narrow escape, and my means to an end. It’s an irresistible and urgent act. It’s a language, a process, and a therapy. And it keeps me from being afraid of numbers.
And I doodle when I’m paying attention.
Here's the Story
When I was eight years old, I thought I could move things with my mind. As it turned out, I was moving my head instead.
If I Weren't A...
If I weren’t a creative professional, I’d be a cartoonist, a writer, a protest singer, an artist, a rodeo clown, an atmospheric photographer, a poet, a one man band, a crowd control strategist, a mentat, a wanderer, a collector, an interpreter of dreams, a silencer of doubt, a human cannonball, a mime, or a flamenco guitarist from Barcelona named Guillermo.
What Do I Do?
I make stuff up. I imagine. I think in pictures and words. I share inspiring moments with others. I think in a group. I ask, “What if we…” and “Why not?” And I help others do all of the above.