Born during the hot summer months of Minnesota on a small hobby farm where childhood memories were shared with sheep, rabbits, goats, and four hot-dish loving siblings.
In 2005, left Minneapolis to work at WONGDOODY in Seattle where he was awarded a Silver Lion at Cannes and published in the Communication Arts Advertising Annual within his first year as an art director. Always been driven to create work that is equal parts smart, entertaining, and strategic.
On a personal mission to work at the strangest named agencies in the industry, Tony joined MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER in 2013 as a creative director where he immediately helped create notable work for Netflix and Google. During his tenure there he helped them win Ad Age's coveted 2014 Small Agency of the Year for his leadership on the Netflix account and 2017 Creative Standouts for his creative direction on the Method account. And the agency doubled in size. Twice.
2016 - One Show Gold Pencil
2015 - One Show Silver Pencil, Cannes Shortlist, Silver Clio, Art Directors Club Bronze
2014 - Small Agency of the Year, MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER, Ad Age
2011 - One Show Merit (3), CA Annual, Silver Clio, D&AD, Radio Mercury Grand Prize
2010 - One Show Merit
2009 - One Show Merit, Webby Awards Honoree
2008 - Radio Mercury Finalist
2006 - Cannes Silver Lion, One Show Merit, CA Annual, Bronze Clio
2005 - One Show Merit, One Show Merit