An Award-Winning Creative Director and Strategist specializing In Digital, Branding, Advertising, and Product Development.
My career Is built on a diverse foundation of projects for global brands, start-ups, and entrepreneurial businesses. Over the years I've led teams ranging in size from small and virtual to dedicated in-house teams of 50+ creatives.
In addition to possessing powerful pitch and presentation skills, my passion for Strategy, User Experience, Human Factors, Branding, Design, and Product Development comes through in all my work.
Companies / Brands
Fashion & Retail
Technology & Start-ups
Health & Wellness
Automotive & Industrial
A Restaurant, Reality TV, and Global Travels.
The past few years have been really fun, anything but normal, and very difficult to explain on a linear resume.
On The Side
My wife and I designed, built, and operated an award winning restaurant. Now sold, Little Sparrow won dozens of awards for food and cocktails, interior design, and community involvement. Especially fun – we were featured on BravoTV as one of the 16 Best New Restaurants in the U.S.
While freelancing as a Designer and Creative Director, we spent much of 2017 and early 2018 traveling the world. About a month each in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, England, Austria, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
And now settled in Santa Monica, CA.
I'm not a lifelong freelancer, but to gain the flexibility to operate the restaurant, and then travel the world, I made the switch a few years ago. Clients include(d); Bean Craft, Black Box, Dragon Global, MCM Venture Partners, Dr. Schulze's American Botanical Pharmacy, Living Healthy, Recess, SKUR, TBA21, and Galvanize.
I am 100% open to a full-time gig with a great company now that the restaurant has been sold and the world travels have, sadly, ended.
4 Things About Me
I Love The Creative Experience
The number of websites, apps, product interfaces, microsites, intranets, extranets, and dashboards I’ve been a part of is in the hundreds. Oh, and that doesn’t count video/tv, print ads, direct marketing, banner ads, email campaigns, social media, experiential, and events.
I’ve lost track of the awards, and you probably don’t care anyway. But the list includes J.D. Powers, One Show, Webby’s, FWA, CommArts, AIGA, and a host of smaller regional recognitions.
Creative & Analytical
As a result of my entrepreneurial activities and to the early part of my career on the ‘business’ versus ‘creative’ side, I moonlight as a business consultant. Mostly helping start-ups get their idea, business model, brand, and fundraising on-track.
Difficult To Classify
In not-so-creative roles, I've helped several companies open offices (strategy, budgeting, securing space, staffing, acquiring licenses) in Tokyo, Beijing, London, and San Francisco (from New York). I worked as part of a team to lobby and secure an annually renewing $12 million Federal Government appropriations contract for services. And, I've appeared on a BravoTV reality food show for my award-winning restaurant.
"Bruce Marsh is without a doubt one of the best I have worked for. Two reasons. One, he cares. He takes creativity very seriously and takes pride in his team coming up with an ingenious solution. And two, he takes action. Lots of people can talk the talk, but few walk the walk. If Bruce says that he is going to get something done — I don't care what it is — put him in charge, and he will work with the kind of tenacity that makes other people say, "Hey, man. Do you ever sleep?"
– D. Adams, Creative Strategist
"I am grateful to have worked with such a wonderful leader and person. A true inspiration that still lingers in my veins."
– J. Strand, Associate Design Director
"Bruce is adept at creating an elegant blend of creative prowess and keen business insights. As the creative lead within the Interactive and Direct department at Carmichael Lynch, Bruce demonstrated time and again, the ability to translate campaign brand ideas into relevant and compelling experiences via the web and core marketing collateral. This trait in most is quite unique and Bruce has it in spades."
– F. James, Branding Strategist
"Bruce is a person you want to see every day. He brings a jolt of fresh energy about him. As a boss, he always wanted me to succeed. He always wanted me to be happy. And he always knew what he was doing, regardless of the task. Those are rare leadership qualities in any field."
– T.S. Major, Creative Director