canadian. digital. creative. director. musician. piper. smarty pants.


At heart I am a geek. I love technology. What it does for us and how we can manipulate it to work for us. I’m also a creative guy who works in the advertising business on digital and integrated campaigns: social, mobile, mass, print, interactive, CRM, direct, promotions. I have over 19 years experience as an Art Director, an animator, and a Creative Director. I have built my career on pushing the limits, telling stories for brands in multiple categories and building award-winning communications with agencies large and small.

I’ve managed groups of more than 20 people and lead teams of one. I’ve been hands as an art director, a writer, and a creative director. What never changes is my approach. Do the best work possible that makes sense for the situation. I understand the technology and I speak the language. But even more so, I understand the value of great ideas and how to make them work across multiple platforms, in multiple mediums with multiple touch points.

I’m a creator and a story teller. A leader and a strategic thinker. A team player, and a collaborator. And I’m simply passionate about everything I do.

I love music, and photography. I try new experiences and I cherish the old ones. I like cameras, and cell phones (even when they are the same thing), and I can get inside any gadget I get my hands on. And when I’m not doing all of that, I’m playing the bagpipes or the guitar, and here and there I find the time to restore an old car.

Awards and Accolades

DMA Echo
John Caples


DMA Echo


Sheridan College
Centennial College


George Brown College