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Bow in the Presence of Greatness in ‘Who said it? Kayne West or Your Creative Director?’

I have a really strong allergy to unfounded claims of greatness. It has developed over the years from seeing too many people who claimed that they are an ‘innovator’ or ‘visionary’ while they wouldn’t know a big idea if it landed on their head. For those same reasons it is no secret that I can’t stand Kanye West and that the design and fashion industries give him any forum to express his extreme lack of talent in those fields.

That being said, I am also self-aware enough to know that a big part of the reason why I have such a distaste for Kanye is that my ego is big enough that it kills me to see someone getting that much press for not knowing what they are talking about. Creative Directors also tend to have overbearing egos and an inflated senses of self-worth that can run people the wrong way. So today when I saw the site ‘Who said it? Kanye West or Your Creative Director?” it made me laugh and I just had to share it.


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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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