As an award-winning Creative Director, I have worked with literally dozens of Fortune 500 companies as well as countless small to medium enterprises. Throughout that time, I have successfully combined innovative creative solutions with cutting edge technology in ways that measurably improve user experience, awareness, conversions, revenue and a host of other metrics.
I’m a creative problem-solver with a great big bucket-load of industry standard tools, almost comically broad experience and a serious Sahara Desert thirst for empowering the success of my clients and others.
AUTHOR | EDUCATOR
I am a published best-selling author and contributing writer for many blogs and online publications as well as my own online travel journal. I have also made occasional guest appearances on television and podcasts.
I have two design degrees including a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. I also hold an MBA in Information Systems from City University of Seattle, as well as several certificates in education from other accredited institutions. I have served as both a Visual Communications Department Chair as well as Adjunct Faculty.
Two more things: In addition to creating knock-your-socks-off online instructional solutions, I also facilitate webinars, live, in-person workshops, virtual workshops via Zoom and keynote talks. I create custom systems that positively address learning modes (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) using methods that are engaging, fun, entertaining and interactive.
DON'T JUST TAKE IT FROM ME - WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING...
Dale is the finest Creative Director I've ever worked with. His leadership was instrumental in enabling WildTangent Media to meet the demands & expectations of its customers. A superb leader and a great guy.
– Kelly Mullins
Global Director, Adjust
As Creative Director, Dale provided excellent work, discipline and team spirit; a true gem on our team! His ability to combine creativity and management were exceptional.
– German Burtscher,
CEO, Greenwood Clean Energy
Dale is an ideal combination of intense creativity, technical skill, leadership strength, and organizational/management capability. A great guy to work with, he's one you want on your side.
– Chris Klimecky,
Director of Production, HBS
Dale has a passion for sharing his deep knowledge of design with the next generation of designers. He's a great mentor and his students love working with him. Proud to have Dale on our team.
– Grae Drake,
CONCEPT & CRAFT
I am first and foremost, a creative problem-solver. Whether the challenge is ideation for advertising, marketing or something else, I generate innovative solutions designed to exceed expectations.
I use design, images and words for narrative storytelling. Always have. We connect best with stories, but it is images that first get our attention. Now put them both together…
I LOVE to make images. It doesn’t matter whether I’m using real paint, pushing pixels in an illustration, or out making photographs somewhere, I’m in my happy place creating visual imagery.