Creative & Art Direction


About JT

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,, Hyatt Hotels, Moen, Nissan & Infiniti, P&G, Valvoline, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and United Airlines.

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Agency Experience:

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   |, 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.