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A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Darren received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in design and photography.  Upon graduation he spent several years living and working in Paris, Milan and Prague, focusing on the luxury market as both a creative director and photographer. Client list includes:  QVC, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kellwood, Vietnam’s Vinatex, Warner Bros. Records, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Bravo, Mini Cooper, Euro RSCG Tathem to name a few.  His photography work has been published globally.  Darren is a founding partner in Marquis Vodka and based in NYC.

Photo & Brand Strategy based Creative Director - 2019 

Marquis Vodka – NYC (sold)
Chief Creative Officer & Partner

Design Your Future - Tulsa (501c3)
Advocacy concerning women in prison and their children
Creative and program development consultant

Louisiana State Museum (501c3) - New Orleans
Creative and program development consultant

Sims Metal Management - Global
Creative Director & Photographer

LMI Aerospace / Gulf Stream - Tulsa
Creative Director & Photographer

New Orleans Jazz Restoration Society (501c3) - New Orleans
Chief Creative Officer – Jazz Museum development

JLL Corporate Real Estate Management
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

NFL’s Allstate Sugar Bowl  
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director - Photographer

Starbucks - Corporate - Seattle
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Home Depot - Corporate - Atlanta
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Swagbucks Corporate - Los Angeles
Consumer Rebate group
Creative Director & Photographer

Copyright Society of the USA - NYC
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

McNeilus Companies - Minnesota 
Trucking manufacturing 
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Kellwood – New England Division – NYC
$2 Billion Annual Apparel Conglomerate - Marketing Campaign for Nordstrom’s
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

CurveStyle – NYC
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

QVC – PA. / NYC
$8.7 billion electronic retailing
Creative Director & Lead Designer

Vinatex Textile & Garment Corp – NYC / Vietnam
$896 million annual billing
Consultant

Hachette Filipacchi Media
Integrated Marketing & Publishing – NYC
Consulting Elle Magazine / New Prototype Division

Milk & Honey - NYC - New Orleans
Children's appearal, retail space and educational materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Lisa Aviva - NYC
Women’s luxury collection
Creative Director & Photographer

Pace Marcom – Houston
Journal of Laser Dentistry
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Tipitina’s Foundation (501c3) – New Orleans
Member Advisory Board

Brand Source/AVB – New Jersey
Wholesale appliance supplier
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

2 Cute Prom Wear – New Orleans
Juniors apparel
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Pinkerton & Laws - Orlando
Commerical and hotel development
Advertising & Marketing
Creative Director & Photographer

Patti LaBelle for Downtown Showroom - NYC
Creative Director & Photographer.

Doris Megger - Dusseldorf, Germany
Fashion Campaign / Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer.

McKenzie Manatee Farms - New Orleans
Mike McKenzie New Orleans Saints spirits line
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Mini Cooper – London
Advertising & Marketing materials
Producer

Dukes of Melrose – Bravo TV - Los Angeles
Segment Producer

Trentacosta New York - NYC
Women’s RTW Collection
Creative Director / Head Designer

LinkedIn & Rice University - Houston
Marketing & Advertising Photography

Wing Zone - Franchise Restaurants - Houston
Architectural & Marketing Photography

Archimania – Memphis
Architectural Firm
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Green Monkey Yoga Studios – Miami Beach
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Aviva Underpants - NYC
Men's contemporary fashion
Advertising-Branding & Photography

Lilly & Taylor – NYC
$30 Million Annual Women’s manufacturing
Advertising & Marketing materials
Creative Director & Photographer

Trial Graphix – Chicago
Courtroom Graphics
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Accent Chicago – Chicago
Advertising Agency for City of Chicago
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

DTO Sports Management – Chicago
Talent Management - Chicago Bears
Creative Director & Photographer

The McClier Corporation – Chicago
Creative Director & Photographer

Euro RSCG Tathem – Chicago
$27 Billion Annual Euro - Advertising Agency
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Stern Hall – Chicago
Corporate Marketing & Special Events Planner
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

FloraLife – Chicago
Agricultural & Research Laboratory
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Columbia / Micheal Reese Hospital – Chicago
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Paint Me A Party Productions – Chicago
Corporate Event Planner
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Antalis Morris Music Agency – Chicago
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Signature Inn Hotel Corporate – Indiana
Creative Director & Photographer

ComTrak – Chicago
Music Production Studios
Advertising & Marketing Photographer

Arthur Imparato Talent Management – Los Angeles
Talent Management – Including Ellen Degeneres

Richard Grant & Associates – Los Angeles
Celebrity Public Relations – Including talent Cher, Richard Dreyfuss.

Warner Bros Records – Los Angeles
Creative Writing - Research Department
Accounts: Madonna, Prince, Ice T

RETAIL CLIENTS

New York – Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s Corporate

Beverly Hills – Escada, Neiman Marcus, May Co. 

Chicago – Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Brooks Brothers, Sports Authority, Marshall Fields, Henri Bendel’s, Banana Republic, Paint Me a Party Special Events 

Minneapolis – Bloomingdale’s Corporate

New Orleans – Uptown Square Shopping Mall

PUBLISHED WORK

Vogue Italia

Ocean Drive Magazine – Miami
Editorial Photographer

Amaan Magazine – Paris, France
Editorial photographer

V Magazine – Paris, France
Editorial photographer

Men’s Health – Milan, Italy
Editorial Photographer

Gentleman’s Option – Milan, Italy
Editorial Photographer

Chicago Magazine – Chicago
Editorial Photographer

Asbury Park Press - New Jersey
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Dwell – NYC
Architectural Magazine

Wired Magazine - NYC
Cover Art spread

Bloomberg Magazine – NYC
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Mid South Magazine – Memphis
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Gambit - “Cue” Magazine – New Orleans
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

225 Magazine – Baton Rouge
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Amelie G Magazine – New Orleans
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Bombshell Magazine – Atlanta
Editorial Photographer / Creative Director

Visaul & Floor Design - Corporate Retail
Cities Include:  New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, New Orleans
Clients Include:  Henri Bendels, Bloomingdales, Macys, Banana Republic, Escada, Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus, Uptown Square, May Companies, Sports Authority and Marshall Fields

TELEVISON & PRESS WORK

Television • The View • NBC’s Life Moment’s • CNN’s "Business Unusual” • CBS Early Show • Fox News • Good Morning Phoenix • B.E.T. • QVC • WOR New Jersey • North West Afternoon Seattle • Today Show with Katie Couric • North West Morning Portland • The Norma Goodman Show in Anchorage, Alaska • Talk of the Town Tennessee • Live at Five - NYC • ISAA Talk Radio • Fox News - NYC- 6 appearances • University of New Hampshire • Univision & Telemundo Talk shows in Puerto Rico • Bowling Green University • Oahu based local morning TV show in Hawaii • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee • Good Day New York • Good Morning Texas • Good Morning Philadelphia

Press • Glamour • Oprah • Lou Lou • All You • People Style Watch • Times Picayune • Gambit • Crain’s Business NY. • Boston TAB • Talk magazine • Chicago Sun • Orlando Sentinel • Pittsburgh Post Gazette • Frederick, Pa. • Wall Street Journal • Marie Claire • People • New York Times • Asbury Park Press • US Weekly • Tobe Report • WWD • Mode • Figure • Good House Keeping • Journal of Laser Dentistry

Children's Educational Program • Certification K-12 Art/Marketing
Jenk's, OK Public Schools
Jefferson Parish, LA Public Schools
Houston, TX ISD
Pearland, TX ISD
Alvin,TX ISD
McKenzie Manatee New Orleans
The Lewis Art Academy, Coconut Groves, FL
DASH High School, Miami, FL
Germantown Middle School, TN

Personal Education

B.F.A.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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