The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
So, over my experience as an artist, an executive creative director and as the co-founding director of Ne-Lo I've come to the conclusion that continued education is not only humbling but necessary to move beyond the authoring of great creative and towards the leadership needed to run a truly innovative company. Step one is accepting that you don't know it all.
I'm currently completing my eMBA thesis work on 'What defines a brand?' at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership and learning Etching Aquatint & Sugarlift at the Australian Print Workshop
Career Summary
Co-Founder | Director
Ne-Lo. Brand Consulting.
Ne-Lo is a brand consultancy that takes a systemic approach to build brands. We combine the behavioural expertise and creative storytelling capability required to build brands that people love to engage with and employees want to work for.
Exec. Creative Director of JWT Melbourne.
During my time with JWT Melbourne I led the development and hiring of in-house production studios including UX/UI; 3D; Motion-Graphics and Photography while elevating the creative product across the creative department of 35 direct reports and the 120 strong agency as part of the Exec. board.
Managing Partner + Exec. Creative Director of Leo Burnett New York (EVP).
An entrepreneurial office that broke all the rules, we had huge successes and epic fails – I learnt equally from both.  After five years I was made one of the youngest Executive Vice Presidents in Leo Burnett North America's history. How very nice of them.
Ranked #1 Art Director worldwide
Before taking on management roles I was ranked as the #1 Art Director worldwide at Cannes festival of creativity and #3 in the World on the Gunn report - later acknowledged by the Australian government publication ‘Australia Unlimited’ as one of Australia’s top creative exports.
Major awards summary.

6 Career Grand Prix / Best of Show (Major Award shows)
3 career Effie wins (Effectiveness awards: Bronze and 2 Golds)
Featured as Australia's top exports ‘Australia Unlimited’ Publication
#1 ranked Art Director in the world Cannes Festival of Creativity 2010
#3 Art Director Worldwide Gunn Report 2010
#1 Most effective Olympics Campaign Bloomberg Business (Leo Burnett New York) 2012ADAGE #2
8th most awarded agency in the US Cannes 2012 (Leo Burnett NY)
Branded Content Agency in the world 2012 (Leo Burnett NY)
ADNEWS Agency of the year 2009 (Leo Burnett Sydney)
Cannes Media Agency of the Year 2009 (Leo Burnett Sydney)
Global brand experience
United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, La Trobe University, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Chobani, Simplot (Birdseye, Leggos, John West), McDonald’s
Procter & Gamble, Unicharm
Canon, Sony, Samsung Global, Samsung Mobile, Samsung Digital Appliances, Filip Technologies, Living Wine Labels AR
NBC Sprout Network, Village Voice, Fairfax, Optus
Australian Open, Opera House, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Fringe Festival
RACV, NRMA, Energy Australia
Subaru, Harley Davidson 
Treasury Wine Estate (Penfolds, Wynns, 19 Crimes, Lindemans, Sterling, Wolfblass +)
Diageo (Guinness, Red Stripe, Smirnoff, Bundy Rum, Johnnie Walker)
Bacardi brands (Dewar’s)
Campari Group (Wild Turkey)
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