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My very own Iron Chef

I am a foodie and I get a lot of inspiration for my design work and studio culture from great chefs because I see a lot of similarities between cooking and design. The big three for me are Thomas Keller (French Laundry, California) , Ferran Adria (el Bulli, Spain) and Masaharu Morimoto (yes the guy from Iron Chef). I have never had the opportunity to meet or talk with any of them until last night when I got to meet and talk with Morimoto at the Taste of New York.

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Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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