mcgrath creative

creative direction | art direction | design


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October 2008 – Present
SVP/Creative Director

Currently lead creative duties on Newell Rubbermaid writing brands—
including Sharpie markers and pens, Paper Mate pens and Expo dry erase products.

Past clients include Dow Chemicals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida,
Diners Club International, State Farm Insurance, Qwest Communications,
SC Johnson, and The Humane Society.

Starbucks Coffee Company—Global Creative Group
July 2006 – May 2008
Creative Director

Responsible for hiring and managing an in-house advertising group within
Starbucks Global Creative Group. Team consisted of 35 people, including four creative teams.

Created first ever brand campaign for Starbucks Coffee Canada.
Developed numerous promotions for Canadian national and regional markets.

Lead team in creation of Tazo Tea campaign as well as new national coffee campaign.

mcgrath creative
October 2002 – Present
Freelance Art Director + Designer

Projects ranged from new business, brand and product advertising to logo,
collateral and in-store POP design.

Agencies included Copacino+Fujikado, Creature Seattle, Hydrogen Advertising,
Foote, Cone & Belding — Chicago, Egg, Cole & Weber, GA Creative,
Sedgwick Rd. and WongDoody.

Brands included Children’s Hospital, Everett Clinic, Valley Medical Center, Group Health,
Precor Fitness Equipment, Alaska Airlines, Red Lion Hotels and Starbucks Coffee Company

Foote, Cone & Belding, Seattle
June 1996 – October 2002
Associate Creative Director

Children’s Hospital, AAA of Washington, AAA of Northern California, Baxter BioScience,
Bellevue Art Museum, Children’s Discovery Museum, Group Health, Pacific Science Center,
US Bank, Hewlett-Packard and Boeing Company

Keiler & Company, Farmington
October 1994 – June 1996
Art Director

Stringer & Company, Boston
November 1991 – October 1994
Art Director


1991 – Rhode Island School of Design, 3D Computer Graphics

1990 – Rhode Island College, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

1985 – University of Rhode Island, Business Studies


Communication Arts, D&AD, The One Show, London International Advertising Awards,
Print Magazine, Northwest ADDYs, National ADDYs, Connecticut Art Directors Club,
New York Festivals, Telly Awards and The Seattle Show