YOUR BUSINESS IS A BRAND

It takes more than a great product to build a successful business, you need a story

I HELP BUSINESSES TELL THEIR STORY THROUGH CONTENT

Content marketing is the most honest way to build trust, community, and potential customers

YOU WORK WITH ME, YOU'RE WORKING WITH THE BEST

I've worked with some of the most successful brands ever.

I BUILD ECOSYSTEMS THAT CONVERT CUSTOMERS

Content attracts the audience, social media activates them, and a landing page convinces them to buy.

Framework for a content ecosystem

I TREAT MY COLLEAGUES LIKE CLIENTS

When I focus less on the work and more on the people, the work is better and so are the people.

Scott Meyer, EVP OF CREATIVE

TBWA\

I was fortunate to work with Balind for a little more than a year. Balind is a thoughtful, talented, versatile digital creative. He enjoys taking on complex challenges, and is especially passionate about making complex ideas simple. Balind has a can-do spirit, a naturally positive demeanor, and would be a valued member of any creative team.

Bryan Saftler, SR. MANAGER, PRODUCT MARKETING

MICROSOFT

Balind, forward thinking and current -- no matter the technology, brings to the table great concepts, theory, and leadership. I've had nothing but great experiences working with Balind, and would recommend him for a variety of projects, as his contributions and thoughts are always spot on

Ron Lim, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ATTIK

Balind came into ATTIK with the bold goal of creating a more integrated digital department. He started by essentially rebuilding the department from the ground up. He went from zero to fully-staffed in 3 months. Not content with merely being a strong designer, he pushed the department in a more conceptual direction. His presentation decks were the most comprehensive, well-thought out pitches I had seen. And he backed strong creative with convincing strategic direction. I wish him only the best in his creative endeavors and look forward seeing to whatever creative direction his career takes next.

Benjamin Kennedy, VP, MARKET DEVELOPMENT

TBWA\

Balind was always a welcome addition to the team. He brought a great perspective on what could be done, but more importantly balanced this with what should be done. He's extremely collaborative and one of the most passionate creatives I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Balind is somebody who can lead a vision for what a digital experience should do in 2016. He is also somebody who doesn't mind rolling his sleeves up and getting into the work. I look forward to working with Balind again.

Eric Hollings, SR. ART DIRECTOR

ATTIK

Binary know-how is 2nd nature to this savvy digital CD, but that should be a given for anyone with the same title, right? What Balind brings to the table on top of his keen grasp of digital is a disarming, very human approach to his presentation style. And during development, Balind has a gift for delivering thoughtful, on- brand communications within the digital space, backed by clear-cut strategic rationale. Did I mention he's also super nice? Yup. I just did.

Seth Reid, CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST

TBWA\

While working with Balind, he was consistently leaning forward and looking for the creative edge! I was most impressed with how he could evaluate the target at hand, draw paradigms to other models, and apply the value to define an experience. And, of course, his positive and fun, live in the moment nature. I hope our professional paths cross again.

David Keating, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

TBWA\

I've learned more about integrated marketing from Balind than any other co-worker in my career. He is a master of visual storytelling, and has a strong ability to simplify and explain complicated subject matter. Balind is a fantastic creative, sound strategic thinker, outgoing presenter and overall good dude. He would be a valuable addition to any creative endeavor.

Ali Khan, SR. ART DIRECTOR

TBWA\

Balind is a great leader and creative thinker. His presentation skills are top-notch. We worked together on several projects and he was constantly pushing the envelope when it came to thinking out of the box and getting everyone in the room excited. I could always rely on Balind to help elevate ideas. He’s absolutely the type of person that brings value into the conversation. I’d highly recommend him for any position that requires hands-on design, presenting, and any creative thinking.

Kang Ha, DIGITAL DIRECTOR

TBWA\

Balind is a true collaborator and brings creativity to life with his keen design eye. We worked together on several projects and he was never afraid to get his hands dirty to get the work done well. I could always rely on Balind's strategic-minded approach to guide and lead clients through complex problems to simplistic solutions. He’s absolutely the type of person that can elevate the creativity on a team. I’d highly recommend him and hope to work with him again in the near future.

Mark Edwards, DIRECTOR, DIGITAL/MOBILE

TBWA\

I’ve known Balind for over a year and the entire time he’s been a top performer. Above all, I was impressed with his ability to articulate complex digital solutions within an easy to understand simplistic framework. And, of course, his passion for technology serves as a rudder to his innovative thinking. I would love to work with Balind in the future and give him my heartfelt recommendation.

Joshua Van Engen, SR. EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

TBWA\

Balind has an uncanny ability to mold creative work into a strategic masterpiece and has the experience to stand behind it. It has been a pleasure working along side a talented and thoughtful creative and hope to partner on projects in the future.

Mark Campbell, SR. PRODUCER

ATTIK

Balind's passion for creativity is obvious and extraordinary. He truly enjoys the creative process and puts his heart and soul into everything that he does -- no matter how small or seemingly insignificant a task may be. His energy is limitless, he works relentlessly, and both of these traits rub off on those around him. It was a pleasure to work with Balind, because he cares about the details, fearlessly faces new challenges, and is always looking for a better way to create the best experiences in any medium. And as a bonus, he's a genuinely nice guy.

I SPECIALIZE IN ATTRACTING AN AUDIENCE

My work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, and AdAge. I've had the good fortune to speak in front of a 300+ audience.

2015 2016

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Director of Digital Creative for Retail Division of Global Ad Agency TBWA

2014 2015

AUTHOR

Digital Nomad in Thailand while Writing a Book on Content Strategy

2013 2014

ENTREPRENEUR

Built Online Fashion Brand "Modern Nerd", made profitable in under 8 Months

2005 2012

DESIGNER

Designed the interaction of websites, microsites, web apps, & mobile applications

2015 2016

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Director of Digital Creative for Retail Division of Global Ad Agency TBWA

I spent the bulk of my time traveling between the TBWA network of agencies helping people think more Digital. Probably the most challenging role I've ever held but also the most rewarding and as always, the friends I made along the way were the greatest benefit.

2014 2015

AUTHOR

Digital Nomad in Thailand while Writing a Book on Content Strategy

I traveled around Thailand writing a book, shifting back and forth from soaking in culture to deep focused states of writing. The thesis is that in the new era of marketing and advertising, a Creative needs to think like a Strategist and vice versa, to produce the best work possible.

2013 2014

ENTREPRENEUR

Built Online Fashion Brand "Modern Nerd", made profitable in under 8 Months

I started an eCommerce clothing line, kicking off 8 months of around the clock sacrifice. I managed to make it profitable in under 8 months at the expense of my health, but so worth it. It was a crash course in brand strategy and content marketing.

2005 2012

DESIGNER

Designed the interaction of websites, microsites, web apps, & mobile applications

I built my reputation as a guy who gets it done by designing and building Flash microsites, games, and digital products. My hustle opened the doors to working with the best brands on massive campaigns that included above the line media.

SOMETIMES YOU NEED THE WHOLE SWISS ARMY KNIFE, SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED THE KNIFE

I partner with a collective of freelance creatives to deliver top-notch branded content, fast AF.

Branded Videos

Branded Photoshoots

Interviews

Event Coverage

Social Activations

Influencer Partnerships

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

I've had the privilege of working on integrated campaigns, with some of the smartest creatives in advertising.

SCION INTEGRATED

TV, Video, & Social Media

STARBUCKS INTEGRATED

TV, Video, & Website

SCION DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

Website, Content , & Social Media

PROJECT ARCHIVE

My Full Portfolio of Work

SCION INTEGRATED

I lead the Digital/Social and contributed to the TV & Print portions of this fully integrated campaign for Scion.

Like every brand on the planet Scion wanted to position themselves as being supportive of Millennials. We provided inspiring and informative content that told their story across a variety of mediums.

The campaign consisted of a TV spot, a video series that lived on Youtube, and dozens of posts for their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Launch

STARBUCKS INTEGRATED

I consulted, collaborated, and guided the digital creative portion of this fully integrated campaign for Starbucks.

Starbucks wanted you to know that you could have the same great tasting coffee you've come to expect in the cafe, right in your own home.

The campaign consisted of a TV spot, a series of Youtube videos, and a responsive website with dynamic content.

Launch

SCION DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

My team and I lead the strategy and conception of all creative touchpoints of Scion's digital presence.

Scion wanted an ecosystem that would attract users to a destination that could gently nudge them toward a purchase.

The ecosystem consisted of a responsive website, dynamic content, and social media posts.

Launch

PROJECT ARCHIVE

A portfolio of case studies and projects that I've completed in my 12 year career.

Launch

PERSONAL PROJECTS

I partner with Art Directors, Copywriters, Strategist, Designer, Photographers, and Filmmakers.

THE IDEAS ARE FREE, THE HUSTLE IS SOLD SEPARATELY

Hit me up if you're in San Francisco and want to collaborate on a project.

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