"What are we, if not ambitious?"
I'm a multi-disciplined, award winning creative executive and director who's been at the crossroads of creative, tech and marketing for the last 19+ years.
From design, digital and experiential; to video production and VR/AR; I've handled it all - from both a 30,000ft view founding, growing and managing integrated companies and teams, to in the trenches, executing and directing creative and marketing projects and campaigns of all shapes and sizes.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working on a large volume of creative projects with brands, artists, and entertainment IP over the years, from creative directing to designing, executive producing and directing. Below is a snapshot of my production credits as well as work experience over last 19+ years.
Production Credits / Filmography
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (EP/Director - 2016)
G.E.M. - Piano Sessions (EP/Director - 2016)
G.E.M. - Away (EP/Director - 2015)
Rihanna - American Oxygen (EP/Director - 2015)
Jason Mraz - We Can Take The Long Way (EP/Director - 2014)
Camila - Decidiste Dejarme (EP/Director - 2014)
Priyanka Chopra - I Can't Make You Love Me (EP/Director - 2014)
Olivia Holt - Carry On (EP/Director - 2014)
Shakira - Empire (EP/Director - 2014)
Rihanna - What Now (EP/Director - 2013)
Justin Timberlake - Take Back The Night (EP/Director - 2013)
Justin Timberlake - Tunnel Vision (EP/Director - 2013)
Alicia Keyes - Not Even The King (Lyric Video) (EP/Creative Director - 2012)
COMMERCIAL / BRANDED
Live Nation x Hulu - ON STAGE Traditional Series (EP/Creative Director - 2017-2018)
Samsung - Unframed: Coldplay (EP/Creative Director - 2017)
Nixon Watches - The Mission (EP/Director - 2016)
Apple Music - Various Digital Content (EP/Director - 2015)
Perrier - Inspired by Street Art (EP - 2015)
Beats by Dr. Dre - Priyanka Chopra (EP/Director - 2014)
Ful Bags - Promo (EP/Creative Director - 2014)
Bud Light Platinum - Night Explorers (EP/Director - 2013)
Michael Alden Lloyd - Pilgrim (EP - 2016)
VIRTUAL REALITY / 360°
Live Nation x C3 Presents x Red Bull x Google - 2018 Lollapalooza VR Broadcast + Experience (EP/Co-Director - 2018)
Live Nation x Hulu - ON STAGE VR Series w/ Lil Wayne, Major Lazer + Phoenix (EP/Director - 2017-2018)
Live Nation x NextVR x Oculus - Oculus Venues VR Broadcasts with A$AP Ferg + Andy Grammar (EP/Creative Director - 2018)
Live Nation x Samsung - Unframed: Coldplay VR Live Stream (EP/Creative Director - 2017)
Live Nation x NextVR x Citibank - Backstage w/ Citi VR Concert Series (EP/Creative Director - 2017)
Oculus x EndlessVR - Growth Series Pilot: Hot Yoga (EP/Director - 2017)
Hoonigan Racing - A 360/VR Experience of Gymkhana 9 (EP/Director - 2016)
C3 Presents x Samsung - 2016 Lollapalooza Experience (EP/Director - 2016)
Blue Diamond Almonds - The Lane To Greatness, Matt Grevers (EP/Director - 2016)
Hoonigan Racing / Ford Performance - World Rallycross VR Experience (EP/Creative Consultant - 2016)
Theirworld - Safe Schools: Nepal (EP/Director - 2016)
CBS News - Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Bailie Key (EP/Director - 2016)
Goldenvoice - 2016 Coachella Experience (EP/Director - 2016)
Budweiser - Budweiser 4D Experience (EP - 2016)
CBSi - Our Reality Is Virtual, Kenan Thompson (EP/Director - 2015)
Fort Minor - Welcome (EP/Director - 2015)
Wevr - WEDIDIT House Party (EP/Creative Consultant - 2014)
Live Nation - Cannes Lions 2019 AR Experience (EP/Creative Director - 2019)
Live Nation x Hyundai - Music Midtown AR Experience (EP/Creative Director - 2019)
VP, CREATIVE, INNOVATION | DIRECTOR, EXTENDED REALITY (XR)
Overseeing innovation, creative, creative strategy, and content creation for emerging mediatypes in the Live Nation Global Distribution group within Live Nation Entertainment's Media &Sponsorship vertical. Also overseeing all creative, development and production for the group's XR/Immersive initiatives, with past projects including VR Live Broadcast and VOD Content initiatives with NextVR, Oculus, Red Bull, Google, Samsung, Citi and Hulu.
PRESIDENT | CREATIVE PRODUCER + DIRECTOR
I spend my time making things. Mainly VR things, but also traditional content and creative. Freelance via CREATE+DESTROY through partner agencies and production companies as well as direct to brand.
Consultation, conceptualization, creative strategy, direction, production, post production... storytelling through original and branded content, design and creative strategy.
Most recent clients include Hulu, Live Nation, vantage.tv, Oculus, EndlessVR; CBS News and Hoonigan Racing / Ford Performance via VEHICLEvr; Justin Timberlake / Dreamworks / RCA Records via The Uprising Creative; The Marketing Arm and Blue Diamond Almonds / USA Swim via OGO Interactive; Budweiser / AB InBev via Pro-Ject.
2015 - 2016
MANAGING DIRECTOR | HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | DIRECTOR
VEHICLEvr is The Uprising Creative's virtual reality content studio, developed out of a passion for immersive storytelling and a drive to push the medium forward through new methods of creative development and technical production. As Managing Director and Head Of Development, my role was to drive the company towards its goals by putting together a slate of original and branded content initiatives for our team to execute. As Executive Producer, my role was to oversee all of our VR productions, providing technical insight, ensuring they were striving for top level creative and working to stay on time and on budget. As a Director, my role was to direct most of the company's VR projects, working from initial concept development and production through to final post and delivery.
2008 - 2016
The Uprising Creative
CO-FOUNDER | CEO | EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | DIRECTOR
The Uprising Creative is an award-winning integrated creative and production company, focused on quality and experience, with a few offices around the world. Being a Co-Founder, I've found myself wearing many hats as the company has progressed, acquired partner agencies, and taken on more and more creative services. As CEO, my role was to set the vision for the company and drive towards it, inspiring our team to achieve their best while pushing the company's growth and profitability. As Executive Creative Director, my role was to guide the creative vision for clients and campaigns, working hand-in-hand with our creative teams to execute that vision across design, branding, digital, experiential, video, and integrated projects. As Executive Producer, my role was to oversee all of our video/film and VR productions, ensuring they were striving for top level creative, meeting client goals, and staying on time and on budget. As a Director, my role has been to create inspired content, whether it be music video, commercial, experiential, or branded content, from concept all the way through production, post, and delivery.
Color Theory Consulting
Color Theory Consulting was a consulting company centered around the music, fashion, and youth lifestyle markets, dealing with a broad range of creative and marketing services tailored to each individual client's needs. (Became The Uprising Creative in 2008)
2007 - 2008
2006 - 2008
BRAND MANAGER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | MARKETING DIRECTOR
Hooves Footwear was a limited edition footwear line co-created with Dave Grohl, producer Nick Raskulinecz, and brand Gravis Footwear. As part of a two person brand management, creative, and marketing team, I developed the brand, the products, and all of the marketing collateral from scratch - with the help of the amazing creative and sales teams at Gravis - leading it to worldwide endorsements, instant sell-outs, and major international retail placements.
2005 - 2007
Silva Artist Management
CREATIVE, Merchandise, Tour Marketing + Special CREATIVE Projects Director
Silva Artist Management, run by artist manager John Silva, is one of the premiere music management companies in the business with clients that have included AFI, Beastie Boys, Beck, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Ryan Adams, Sonic Youth, Tenacious D, The Mars Volta and more. My role was to oversee all creative, merchandise, tour marketing and special creative projects for all of the firm's clients, working with the artists, their day-to-day managers, strategic partners, and vendors to achieve the individual goals for each role.
co-founder | general manager | creative director
Visionary. Clothing was an independent clothing line started in my garage that quickly grew into a full-fledged brand with accounts worldwide in a short 6 month period. The brand was my brainchild, built from the experience I had gained running artist merchandise initiatives for Bill Silva, and I was responsible for creation, design, marketing, and operations.
2003 - 2005
Bill Silva Management
artist manager | tour manager | merchandise director
Started my career in music as Assistant Tour Manager for Unwritten Law. After a year of touring, became Tour Manager for Jason Mraz, then worked in-office as day-to-day Artist Manager for Gary Jules, and Merchandise Director overseeing all merchandise operations for BSM's management clients.
2000 - 2003
Creative direction and graphic design of print-based marketing collateral for the Las Vegas music and entertainment industry.
University Of Nevada - Las Vegas
LEAD DESIGNER - EVENTS COMMITTEE
Creative direction and graphic design of primarily print-based collateral for UNLV music and entertainment events.
University Of Nevada - Las Vegas
On campus tech support for professors and classrooms.
1999 - 2000
University Of Nebraska - Lincoln, Johnny Carson Center For Emerging Media Arts
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
The Johnny Carson Center is an internationally distinct program in film and emerging media that explores the boundaries of where cinematic narrative and storytelling intersects with science, the humanities, computer science, engineering, music, fine arts and other disciplines. An exciting new program that creatively fuses virtual production with performative experiences across film; theatre and live stage performance; gaming, interactive media, broadcast and internet media; and augmented and virtual reality.
Techstars Music is a startup accelerator run by Techstars and a group of leading companies from the global music business: Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Sonos, Harmonix Music Systems, Silva Artist Management, Era Of The Engineer, Bill Silva Entertainment and QPrime Management. Each year, Techstars Music invests $120k into 10 of the best music-related startups from around the world, providing office space in LA and access to mentors and investors from all facets of the global music business.
University Of Nevada - Las Vegas