These are a few of my favorite things: Solving the puzzle of a great marketing challenge, coming up with a creative concept no one ever thought of before, teaching people what I know, and connecting opportunities with opportunity-seekers.

My interests have led to an intriguing career mashup. Most of the time, you'll find me wearing the ad guy hat I don when running Worker Bees,a healthcare marketing communications firm. And then there's my teacher hat -- the mortarboard that comes with the territory of directing the School of Visual Concepts, a professional development school for the marketing communications and design industries.

Back to Worker Bees. Our deepest expertise is in healthcare — which may explain why we currently serve clients such as Swedish Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, and the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. Our work runs the gamut from branding strategy to print ads to environmental graphics to websites.

At the School of Visual Concepts, the mission there is to help people further their careers in advertising, graphic design, and interactive design. Our method? Five- and ten-week evening software and portfolio-building classes and one-day workshops on design business topics.

So, if you want to talk about creative marketing thinking -- or you'd like to learn how to get in (or ahead) in the business -- I could be your guy. Send me a message and let the conversation begin.

Specialties: Advertising, marketing strategy, copywriting, graphic design, web design and development, professional development training.

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