After a few years being a sub-par bass guitar player in a sub-par heavy metal band, Paul decided that advertising might be a better career choice. Since then, he’s logged over 20 years of advertising, design and brand-building experience working at agencies like Arnold Worldwide in Boston, Huey/Paprocki in Atlanta and SlaughterHanson and Lewis Communications in Birmingham. He’s done work for brands such as Royal Caribbean International, The Hartford, US Postal Service, ING, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, Amsouth Bank, Protective Life, KinderCare Learning Centers, Mastercraft Boats, Honda Small Engines, Vanderbilt Medical Center and Prevent Child Abuse.
Paul has won just about every award given for advertising and design including The One Show, Communication Arts, Archive, Effies, The New York Festivals, Print Regional Design, MPA Kelly Awards, Hatch Awards, London International Advertising Show, US Ad Review and local, regional and national ADDYs. He has also had his work reviewed by the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
The Birmingham Advertising Federation has named Paul Business Leader of the Year, Creative Director of the Year, Art Director of the Year and Copywriter of the Year.
Paul is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Birmingham and is an avid indoorsman. He and his wife Emily have two children, Ian (18) and Natalie (15).