Creative & Art Direction


b. 1986, HK.


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

Today, JT leads the creative charge at VML, Chicago developing award-winning ideas and creative solutions for Ford, Tyson Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Navistar and Vi Senior Living — everything from integrated campaign work to social integration, mobile site development, video stories, app design, and online advertising.

Prior to joining VML, JT was lead Creative Director at SapientNitro, Chicago (and Miami) where he worked on integrated campaigns and digital marketing initiatives for many of the FIAT Chrysler brands including: Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Mopar and Uconnect.

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Awards & Recognition

J.D. Power & Associates (#1 Automotive Site)
Creativity International (2 Gold & 2 Silver)
Webby Awards (3 Gold & 1 Silver)
American Advertising Awards (3 Gold & 5 Silver)
W3 Awards (Best in Show)
IAC Internet Advertising Awards (Best Travel Integrated Ad Campaign)

Work featured in Print & Communication Arts



VML | Chicago
Group Creative Director   ('14 - Present)

Tribune Media Group | Chicago
Lead Creative Director   ('14)

SapientNitro | Chicago & Miami
Creative Director   ('11 - '14)

Critical Mass | Chicago
Group Creative Director   ('08 - '10)

Razorfish | Chicago
Creative Director   ('06 - '08)

EURO RSCG Life Central, Chicago
Associate Creative Director, Senior Art Director   ('04 - '06)

Digitas | Chicago
Senior Art Director     (2002 - 2004)

Hamilton Communications | Chicago
Senior Art Director   ('01 - '02) | Chicago
Co-owner & Creative Director   ('98 - '01)

MARC USA | Chicago
Sr. Art Director   ('96 - '98)

Austin Knight TMP | Chicago
Art Director   ('95 - '96)

Turkel Schwartz & Partners | Miami
Art Director   ('93 - '95)


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