Wade is a conceptual creator and problem solver whose magic words have always been “what if?” He applies that formula to his work for JS Creative as well as his life journey, which has taken him all over the map to generate big ideas for clients of all kinds.
An in house designer for an electronics company in Mobile, AL, he then decided to get his foot in the door at an advertising agency where he’d have space to grow his skills. After joining Red Square Agency (Sullivan St. Clair at the time) as a runner, he worked his way up to senior art director before joining the Integer group as the creative lead for Michelin, then on to GS&F as the associate creative director for Bridgestone and Firestone.
Over more than 15 years, Wade has touched just about every industry and many big brands, including one of the biggest behemoths of all time—Amazon. He’s been on a roll lately in the automotive space, supporting Bridgestone on the NFL Draft, launching the Indycar Music City Grand Prix, and relaunching NASCAR’s Nashville SuperSpeedway.
Delighted by the opportunity to create unexpected and memorable experiences for his clients, Wade has won over a dozen local and regional Addy awards for work that ranges from real estate to pet products and from packaged goods to experiential marketing.
A native of Mobile, AL, he earned his bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of South Alabama, majoring in graphic design with a minor in sculpture.
Off the clock, Wade combines his passion for design with his love for cigars by developing packaging designs for Crowned Heads, a boutique cigar company near his home in Nashville. He’s a huge music fan and takes in as many live shows as he can in Music City and beyond.
He and his wife, Amanda live in Nashville with their daughter.