A Keen Sense of Design
Hi, I'm Billy. I bring years of experience working with top brands in design, digital and social. I am a big idea guy who can lead when I need to lead, and roll up my sleeves when it’s time to do the work. My specialties are art direction, interactive experiences, brand building, emerging media, social marketing, storytelling, UI design, product design and user experience.
I am reaching out to you about your Senior Art Director role. I’m looking for an opportunity to continue to grow as a creative leader and mentor. I developed my leadership skills in the Peace Corps where I trained local teachers in rural Guatemala to integrate health and hygiene programs into their curriculum. I have carried those lessons back and applied them in numerous creative leadership roles at Portland digital agencies over the past decade.
I love the outdoors and have spent time working as a professional snowmobile guide in the Rockies for Vail Mountain Resort and led volcano and jungle treks for an outfit in the Guatemalan highlands. I love working on outdoor brands. I spent two years as the lead interactive art director for Mountain Hardware via a local agency.
Who am I? A husband, a dad, a traveler, a coffee addict, a designer, a thinker, a creator, a doer. I have been in Portland for a decade, via the Midwest, via the Rocky Mountains, via Central America and several stops in between.
I hope we can get together to talk about this job further. I’d really like to learn more about the role, Keen’s culture, and let you get a sense for my interest and capabilities in person. Shoot me a note >
"I like to think of Billy as a new breed of creative: possessing a great foundation in aesthetic, but also bringing deep and vital understanding of the social media interplay between brands and consumers. He wears many hats literally and figuratively…a deft concepter, art director, and content creator. Not to mention he's a low-ego workhorse who contributes greatly to agency culture."
- Ted Zahn, Group Creative Director at Swift
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