I make stuff. Film content stuff, digital stuff, and social media stuff. I make it with interesting, talented people from agencies and brands alike. I also make stuff with people like Kit Harington, Young Guru (Jay-Z and Kanye's producer/engineer) and Josh Jacobs (Oakland Raiders running back). And I’ve also recently evolved into directing film, in-house, which means I can originate an idea and then execute it, end-to-end.
I make stuff that sells products and builds brands. I also make stuff that tackles problems like sex trafficking and homelessness. I have made stuff at places like Crispin Porter Bogusky, in both LA and Boulder (AdAge's Agency of the Decade and Creativity's Agency of the Year five times), where I was a creative director. I’m based in Los Angeles, but am originally from London, where I worked at agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, TBWA, and partnered with content studios like VICE Media (I’ve also done brief stints in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Detroit and beyond). I now make stuff at David&Goliath LA, where I am a Group Creative Director/Writer-Director (of documentaries, commercials and content, with both small and, occasionally, larger budgets).
My stuff has won trophies, pencils and nominations at Cannes Lions, D&AD, The Webby's, Campaign Awards, The One Show, Clios, The Drum Social Buzz Awards, Epica, London International, Graphis, Creative Circle UK and the Effies and I have judged work at a few global advertising festivals.
(‘Von’ is an old nickname - and my wife is German).