As eCity’s newest Creative Director, Norm brings his unique blend of whimsical and willful as he leads the artistic pursuits of both eCity and our clients. He’s got all kinds of experience and expertise in his pocket, and lends them to every project. With his visionary outlook, keen eye for detail, and kind soul, Norm is taking us higher and deeper. Welcome aboard, Norm!
What is your daily routine at eCity?
I get in early and take a look around the world to see what the latest chatter and trends are around marketing and creative. The quantum leaps taken by technology and the way we live our daily lives changes … well … daily.
Describe your resume at a glance.
My family has always supported my creative vices, so I’ve never known what it was like to be told that anything was truly impossible. So I have simply kept working with really cool, smart people for my entire career and just continue to do some very awesome work – every day.
Why did you want to join eCity?
For a smaller group, this team does so much. I really appreciate that the client work is rooted in research and that the solutions and outcomes are so well-informed. It makes the work so much more enjoyable, unique and differentiated.
What has been the highlight of your time here thus far?
Everyone is a hybrid and willing to do whatever it takes. The teams consistently step out of their comfort zones to ensure success. Also, everything is tracked, so we are all kept quite honest.
Who or what do you draw inspiration from?
Strong women. My mom was a huge supporter of mine and was one of the strongest, kindest people I’ve ever known. Gilda, an artist in Sardinia who taught me to look at things differently. Mrs. Stremba, my high school art teacher. My wife, Missi, who is the most amazing friend, wife and mother. The fact that I have the benefit of spending my life with her is just incredible.
If you had a week off, you’d spend it…
In the mountains with Missi and our sons.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Time travel, for sure. Not that I have many regrets, but the few that I do have, I would definitely make a few tweaks. I think everyone would, they just might not admit it. Or maybe they would and then travel back in time and take it back.
The best restaurant in Philadelphia is…