slowly worked my way up from a creative assistant to associate creative
director. I was then hired by another company as a Creative Director and it was there that I flourished and was able to
allow myself a comfortable lifestyle.
This picture was taken at the "1988 New
York Film and TV Awards” in New York City. I won a gold award for
the creative direction of a live production for IBM that was performed in North and South America for the Circle of Excellence Achievers at IBM. The piece actually
featured my voice teacher Louis Quilico, his wife Lena and their son (also a
world-renowned singer) Gino Quilico. I chose them as they were true examples of obtaining excellence in their lives.
Below is the complete 42 minute audio of this media piece. It was performed
live by the Quilico family accompanied by a multi-media extravaganza
consisting of both video and still images. The sound is not good as it
was mixed during the actual performance so that all the live and
pre-recorded pieces could be on one track.
later became Vice President, Senior Creative Director at a large
production company and then ironically I ended up at the first company I started with as Senior Vice President, Creative Director. I don't think I was the best Creative Director but I
used whatever ability I had to the fullest and took the
necessary risks to get ahead.
Eventually, I began to get disillusioned by the ethics of the enterprise and just plain tired of playing the corporate game.
it was an important 15 years of my life in terms of offering a decent
living, but clearly not my favorite part in terms of enjoyment.