For more than 17 years, JT has been creating memorable experiences that connect people to brands and brands to people in unique and unexpected ways.
From learning the ropes as a storyboard artist and art director at a small South Florida ad agency, to directing large-scale ad campaigns and building immersive stories and platforms for some of the top marketing agencies, JT's career has provided unparalleled opportunities for growth as a creative visionary, team member and manager. He works to infuse positivity and passion into everything he does, from building strong relationships with clients and team members to creating one-of-a kind new business presentations.
In his most recent role, JT led the creative charge at SapientNitro, Chicago developing award-winning ideas and creative solutions for Chrysler and Dodge —everything from integrated campaign work to social integration, mobile site development, video stories, app design, online advertising and e-commerce.
Prior to joining SapientNitro, JT was the Group Creative Director at Critical Mass, Chicago where he worked on integrated campaigns and digital marketing initiatives for Anheuser-Busch, AutoTrader.com, Hyatt Hotels, Moen, Nissan & Infiniti, P&G, Valvoline, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and United Airlines.
Group Creative Director | VML, Chicago ('14 - Present)
Lead Creative Director | Tribune Media Group, Chicago ('14 - '14)
Creative Director | SapientNitro, Chicago ('11 - '14)
Group Creative Director | Critical Mass, Chicago ('08 - '10)
Creative Director | Razorfish, Chicago ('06 - '08)
ACD / Senior Art Director | Euro RSCG Life Central, Chicago ('04 - '06)
Senior Art Director | Digitas, Chicago ('02 - '04)
Senior Art Director | Hamilton Communications, Chicago ('01 - '02)
Co-Owner & Creative Director | Andexler.com, Chicago ('98 - '01)
Senior Art Director | MARC USA, Chicago ('96 - '98)
Art Director / Senior Art Director | Austin Knight TMP, Chicago ('95 - '96)
Art Director | Turkel Schwartz & Partners, Miami ('93 - '95)
Areas of Expertise: Art Direction & Design, Concept & Creative Brainstorming, Creative Staff Development, Information Architecture, New Business Development, Photography Direction, Production Management, Rich Technical Understanding and Team Management & Staffing.