AboutDave is one of FLY’s co-founders. He has spent
the past 32 years working as a top creative
talent in New York City’s advertising community. He created over fifty ads in the original Absolut Vodka campaign while at TBWA\Chiat\Day. His awards include 2 MPA $100,000 Kelly Awards, 4 One Show Finalists, 1 Cannes Gold Lion, 7 Clios, 1 Art Directors Cube, 2 British D&Ads, 7 Andies, 8 Addies, 14 New York International Festival Golds, and 12 CA appearances. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has been a faculty member at the Parsons School of Design since 1990.
WorkAbsolut Vodka (TBWA\Chiat\Day); P&G (Saatchi & Saatchi); Volkswagen, Michelin, American Airlines (DDB); CBS News, The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC Sports (Puckett/Frankel/Warren).
AboutLarry is one of FLY’s co-founders. He is an
expert in marketing strategy and direct
response, having over 20 years’ experience as a top marketing executive with some of the world’s most powerful brands. Even more impressively, Larry began his career as a multiple-subject Junior High teacher at a progressive school in Northern California. Larry has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
WorkAs a Marketing Executive: Sports Illustrated, Money, People, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune (Time Warner); Scholastic, Inc.; SportsCapsule, Inc.
As a Teacher: The Peninsula School.
Where I’m FromSanta Monica, CA
Why I’m HereFLY is my second family. They not only accept my quirks, they celebrate them. With the amazing talent FLY has had the good fortune to recruit, I can approach any web project confident that together we can not only surmount any obstacles, but also create amazing, cutting-edge work.
Fun FactI majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics. I teach pottery right here in Manhattan!
ExperienceI built my first website on Geocities…back when it was a start-up. At FLY, I’ve headed up major website, social media, and mobile builds for the NFL, American Express, Wild Turkey, and the Accept Responsibility site for Pernod Ricard USA.
Where I’m FromThe Garden State
Why I’m HereBecause they couldn’t get rid of me.
Fun FactPast positions include Toy Store Manager, French Quarter Bartender, and Middle School Janitor (at my own middle school).
ExperienceWeb.com, Campari America, WebMD, NY Jets, Upside Travel
EducationTulane University (BS in Management, Minor in Psychology)
Where I’m FromNew Jersey
Why I’m HereI have a dog that needs toys that aren’t going to buy themselves.
Fun FactI make next-level beats on my PC computer.
ExperienceProduction, post, and oversight for Wild Turkey, Scholastic, HGTV, and NY Jets.
EducationNew York University Tisch School of the Arts
Where I’m FromRiverside, CA; Mannington, WV;
and Stamford CT.
Why I’m HereI’m here because I love Human Resources and Finance!
Fun FactI teach singing and acting when I’m not at FLY
Where I’m FromChicago
Why I’m HereTo get to write for a living.
Fun FactI have an identical twin brother. Also, I grew up with twin one-eyed cats (yes, they’re both missing the same eye. No, we don’t know how it happened).
ExperienceCampari America, Medtronic, ShopKeep, Bellissima Prosecco
EducationTulane University (B.A in English)
Where I’m FromBethesda, Maryland
Why I’m HereI asked really nicely.
Fun FactThanks to Fly Communications I am the only one of my three siblings to not move back to their childhood bedroom post-graduation.
ExperienceAgfa, RSE, Scholastic.
EducationNYU (BA in Computer Science, Minor in Web Development)
Where I’m FromVancouver, BC Canada
Why I’m HereTo get the public and medical community talking about new health information via creative, communications-driven campaigns
Fun FactMy pet goldfish from elementary school lived for 11 years (R.I.P. Smackers)
ExperienceMedtronic, Agfa Healthcare, EOS, Shift Health
EducationBoston University School of Public Health (MPH), Dalhousie University (BSc hon. Economics)
Where I’m FromBrooklyn, NY
Why I’m HereI’d like to say sheer luck and my awkward smile but I’m sure it’s because of my sense of creativity and my commitment to myself to executing effective designs. Either that or this is one AWESOME dream!
Fun FactIf you add Bacon to any dish I would easily think it’s a Five-Star meal.
ExperienceNY Jets, Miami Dolphins/RISE, and Scholastic.
EducationThe Art Institute of New York City
Where I’m FromNew York City
Why I’m Here42
Fun FactI speak a dialect that was used in wartime communications because of how incomprehensible it is.
ExperienceScholastic, UCSC, AGFA
EducationParsons The New School for Design
Where I’m FromNew York
Why I’m HereI wanted to work with crazy creative people, and theater doesn’t pay enough.
Fun FactI directed and acted in Shakespeare’s plays in my college’s theater program.
ExperienceScholastic, Campari America, Upside Travel, Web.com, ShopKeep
EducationUniversity of Chicago
Where I’m FromSleepy Hollow, NY
Why I’m HereNot only is FLY actually paying me to write, but there are usually cute dogs wandering the premises.
Fun FactI call this hairstyle “The Hermione Granger.”
ExperienceKiss My Face, MoviePass, UCSC, Web.com, The Marvel Experience, Agfa.
EducationNorthwestern University (BA in Theatre)
Where I’m FromNew Jersey
Why I’m HereTo hang out with Ozzie. Sometimes I click on things and make magic on the computer.
Fun FactI really love to dance. I teach and spin colorguard, and it will always be a vital part of who I am. Also, I have a very crooked pinky and I really love mac & cheese.
ExperienceCampari America, Academy Buses, WebMD, Hint Water, Scholastic
EducationSchool of Visual Arts, BFA Graphic Design
Where I’m FromThe distant and exotic suburbs of northern NJ
Why I’m HereTo design anything and everything alongside other creative-types!
Fun FactI love documentaries, particularly ones about criminology or medical stuff. In an alternate universe, where I’d have more patience for school, I might’ve become a forensic pathologist.
ExperienceScholastic, Wolters Kluwer.
EducationThe School of Visual Arts (BA in Graphic Design)
Where I’m FromOne block away, I’m a native pup!
Why I’m HereThese guys wouldn’t know their heads from their tails without me.
Fun FactI’m an escape artist, as are all Jack Russell Terriers. Even though I’m little, I can jump over a 5-foot fence!
Where I’m From Maplewood, New Jersey
Why I’m Here To design an assortment of things with some fun people in the city I love.
Fun Fact I know how to shingle a roof. I’ve learned a few random skills like that while building houses on service trips.
Experience Wolters Kluwer, Scholastic, Getty Images
Education Tyler School of Art at Temple University
Where I’m From The Great State of New Jersey.
Why I’m Here The Yankees bullpen wasn’t hiring.
Fun Fact My life goal is to have my own space station.
Experience Blackstar Filmworks, Extreme Reach, Meltzer Media
Education New York University (BFA, Film & Television)
Where I’m From Irvine, California
Why I’m Here To fund my Taco Bell habit
Fun Fact I watch a movie a day!
Experience Scholastic, NO LABELS, Bellissima, Keppler
Education New York University
Where I’m From Spring Valley, New York
Why I’m Here Reconnect with Dave Warren and to be part of a culture of Creativity, Branding and DR which I thought didn’t exist anymore, but does. Having grown up in this business when there’s been such dramatic change, a time where advertising and technology have come together like never before. Having had extensive pre-digital experience then working through the forefront of the digital age through today has positioned me to better understand how all channels need to be utilized for maximum communication.
Fun Fact Helped HOF Pitcher Jim Palmer move furniture, hurt my finger and didn’t even flinch.
Experience Consumer and B2B media across every channel on every touchpoint.
Education Fairleigh Dickinson University
Where I’m From New Jersey
Why I’m Here I can’t imagine not working in web development.
Fun Fact I play guitar in a band.
Experience Developing websites using cutting edge web technology.
Education Fairfield University
Where I’m From Sao Paulo, Brazil
Why I’m Here I wanted to work in a creative and fun space!
Fun Fact I’ve lived in 5 different countries
Education Lehigh University (B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering)