Creative Direction & Art Direction


I used to be a baker.
I grew up in a farm town that, to this day, doesn't have a traffic light.
I've smuggled diamonds into China, had spinal surgery, raised a pet alligator, wrecked a tow truck, and started a publishing company/record label.
I've been to five of seven continents and have a plan for making it to all seven.
I love football and I'm comfortable calling it such.
I read a lot. Especially for an art director.
I like to make stuff.

Experience: Fallon Minneapolis, Mother London, BBH NY, Powell, and CDP.
Education: Central Saint Martins - MA (unfinished), VCU Brandcenter - MSc, University of Maryland - BA.
Recognition: Andys, British Arrows, Campaign Big, Cannes, Clios, D&AD, Effies, One Show, and Webbys.

Group Shows: Design Museum, London; Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Bureau Gallery, Salford; Current Gallery, Baltimore.

Contact: bottenus [at] gmail [dot] com