Advertising career

How lucky am I. I’ve worked at many of the best ad agencies in the world — Y&R, Grey, J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and BBDO among them. And then I had a chance to take everything I’d learned to tattoo direct + digital, the independent start-up where I was a founding partner, President and Chief Creative Officer. Over the years I’ve received hundreds of awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Marketing Association in 2000.

A true lover of brands, I have worked on some of the best — something I’m very proud of. Here are some of them:

AUTOMOTIVE
Chrysler, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz USA, Harley Davidson.

BEER
Molson Rickard’s Red.

BUSINESS SERVICES
FedEx, UPS.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Bag To Earth, Dove, Lever, Pepsi.

FINANCIAL SERVICES/INSURANCE
AIG, Altamira, American Express, BelairDirect, BMO Nesbitt Burns, BMO Nesbitt Burns Private Client Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns Retirement Institute, Citizen’s Bank, Financeit, Franklin Templeton Investments, Friedman Investment Group, ING, Investors Group, Manulife Financial, Norwich Union, O’Sullivan Estate Law, President’s Choice Financial, RBC, RBC Global Asset Management, Richardson GMP, Royal Trust, Scotiabank, Scotiabank International (throughout the Caribbean), The Yorkville Group – CIBC Wood Gundy, Vanguard, Hbc, Eaton and IKEA credit cards.

FOOD SERVICES
Carnation Good Start, Kraft, Nestle.

NOT FOR PROFIT
Baycrest, Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation, DesignWorks, Doctors Without Borders, Firefly Foundation, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Palliative Care Innovation, Ronald McDonald House, Stephen Thomas, Stop Abuse Campaign, World Wildlife Fund.

PUBLISHING
Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Financial Post, Flare, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, National Post.

PHARMACEUTICALS
Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer.

RETAIL
Chapters, Eatons, IKEA, Hbc, Zellers

TECHNOLOGY
AOL, IBM, Sympatico.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS/CABLE/WIRELESS
Bell, Norigen, Primus, Rogers, Telus, Toronto Hydro Telecom, Unitel.

TRAVEL/TOURISM
American Express Establishment Services, Membership Rewards and Travel Service Offices, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ontario Tourism.