Creative Director & Brand Builder
I have experience as an Art Director, Writer, Executive Creative Director, Agency Owner/ Partner, Founder and Executive Producer of live music events.
I have been Creative Director/Executive Creative Director at several multi-national agencies. TBWA Chiat/Day, Fallon NY, Hal Riney & Partners, and DDB.
And a partner in my own shop, Woodruff Sweitzer, with offices in U.S. and Canada.
In 2015, I sold it all and traveled the world visiting 56 countries on 6 continents with my wife and daughter. I tested and promoted products from Garmin International, LUMIX cameras, Eagle Creek Outfitters, and Duluth Trading Co.
Now, I’m back in the U.S., living in Austin, TX.
Core Strengths -
If you’re an agency, I can help you with new business campaign pitches, building creative departments, and supervising the production of intricate film shoots and campaigns.
I am also good at dealing with complex client relationships.
If you have a business or brand, I can help you create a legacy by writing your story and building upon it.
What business problems keep you up at night? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
GSD&M Austin, TX - 1987-1990 - Art Director
Clients: Wal-Mart, Southwest Airlines, PGA Tour
Chiat/Day LA, NY, London - 1990-1996 - Art Director, Creative Director, Senior Partner. Clients: Energizer, Nissan, Sony Playstation, Nickelodeon
Hal Riney SF - 1996-1999 - Executive Creative Director, Executive Vice-President. Clients: General Motors, Sprint PCS, Exploratorium, Acer, PBS
Freelance - 1999-2001- Creative Director
Agencies: Fallon, McCann Erickson, Euro-RSCG, TBWA/Chiat Day
DDB Dallas - 2001- 2004 - Executive Creative Director, Executive Vice-President. Clients: Texas Lottery, Tabasco, Dean Foods
Woodruff Sweitzer US & Canada - 2004-2015 - Partner and Chief Creative Officer. Clients: Diamond Pet Food, Bayer Animal Health, Versatile Tractor Co.
Thumper Entertainment, Columbia, MO - 2006 - 2014 - Founder and Executive Producer of the Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival, Columbia, MO
Sponsors and clients: Central Bank, Missouri Lottery, New Belgium Beer, Gibson Guitars, Sony Playstation
Tribe Sweitzer World Tour, 56 countries, 6 continents - 2015-2017 - Writer, Photographer, and Brand Ambassador
Clients: Garmin International, Duluth Trading Co, Lumix Cameras, Eagle Creek Outfitters
Sweitz, Builder & Destroyer - 2017 to present - Creative Director & Brand Builder
Clients: Skyline Residences, CA, Triumph Lingerie, UK,
Mythos Legends - Austin, TX - 2017 to present - Legend Builder for brands whose brand purpose is to better life for the animal kingdom, the earth, and humankind
Clients: Case Western Reserve University, Deep Isolation
Awards - Emmy nominee, multiple One Show wins, CA Annuals, Clios, Cannes Lions, Webbys, multiple Kelley Award winner