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EXPERIENCE

2006-PRESENT

Creative Director & Director of CRA Film, Charles Ryan Associates

After starting my career at CRA as a graphic designer and then art director, I currently lead the creative team in developing brand strategies and solutions, including print collateral, websites, email campaigns, social media, digital advertising, television, radio and more.

I also established and direct CRA Film, our in-house, full-service film production unit.

2004-2006

Mac Genius, Apple, Inc.

I worked in an Apple Store as Inventory Specialist, Mac Specialist and finally Mac Genius, where I was able to use problem-solving and people skills to quickly resolve technical problems of all kinds. This hands-on experience with one of the world's top brands was invaluable.


EDUCATION

2001

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Virginia Tech


AWARDS

2016

AAF West Virginia American Advertising Awards

Gold, CRA Happy Holidays Video
Gold, HealthSmart Video
Gold, Virginia State Police HEAT TV
Gold, Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Protection TV
Gold, Charleston Restaurant Week Poster
Silver, Mardi Gras Casino Find Your Party TV
Silver, Appalachian Power Take Charge Direct Mail
Silver, 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Poster
People's Choice Award, Mountain Stage 33rd Anniversary Record

2015

AAF West Virginia ADDY Awards

Gold, AEP TakeChargeWV TV Campaign
Silver ADDY Award, This is Power Baseball TV
Silver ADDY Award, Zenergy Cycling Promo Video
Silver ADDY Award, CRA Food Fight Canned Food Drive

PRSA West Virginia Crystal Awards

CRA Food Drive Challenge
West Virginia Power 10th Anniversary TV Campaign
West Virginia Manufacturer’s Association 100th Anniversary Logo

2014

AAF West Virginia ADDY Awards

Gold, Growing Up in the Business 40th Annversary Video
Gold, Energy Speaks Educational Video

PRSA West Virginia Crystal Awards

West Virginia Power Better At The Ballpark TV Campaign


cLIENTS

Anthem, Inc.
Appalachian Power
BrickStreet Insurance
Bully Trap Barber Shop
Buzz Food Service
Casey Templeton Photography
Charleston Main Streets
Charleston Restaurant Week
D.C. Lottery
E&H Manufacturing
HealthSmart
Hope Church
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Mountain Stage
Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia
Virginia Craft Brewers Guild
Virginia State Police
West Virginia Manufacturers Association