WHO I AM:

Creative Ideator
& Conversation Instigator

Helping Generate Brand Impact Through Experiential Ideation & Strategic Storytelling

Ries (erik)

Creative Ideator & Conversation Instigator

“I’m opinionated about my passions and passionate about my opinions.” – Ries

Over the past 20+ years, I have been lucky enough to be an award-winning independent creative in entertainment advertising. I currently support the major creative agencies in Hollywood, CA working on theatrical key art campaigns for studios such as Disney, MARVEL Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Sony Entertainment, Netflix, A24, and many more. 

I am also the Creative Director for the non-profit ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase, one of the founders of ‘Ohina Labs, and an Executive Producer with ‘Ohina Films in charge of Content and Development for our first Project: Kālewa.

I was honored to achieve an MFA from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Program in Communication & Packaging Design (New York City, NY) as well as a double-major in Advertising & Marketing Management from Portland State University (Portland, OR).

I just finished writing the pilot script AUPUNI; a dark comedy crime episodic series exploring the illegal overthrow, occupation, and Americanization of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. It’s Snatch (the movie) x Fargo (the series) x Dear White People, set in Hawai‘i.

In my spare time I try my best to fit in illustration, mixed media art, photography, and (when home in Hawai‘i) surfing.