Ernie's background and experience lies entirely on the art/creative side of the business.
He joined Marsteller Inc. as an Art Director and worked on both the industrial and consumer sides of the business, where he established himself as an award winning talent. His assignments ranged from Dannon Yogurt to Renault automobiles, from Pratt & Whitney jet engines to Grumman electronic countermeasure systems. When he left Marsteller he was a Vice President and Group Creative Director.
Striking out for greener pastures, Ernie joined Don Ohlmeyer, formerly of NBC, at Nabisco Corporate Headquarters where he served as director of the Corporate Creative Services Department. Most of his work involved both print and television.
Ernie was directly involved with Nabisco's commitment to both golf and tennis--including the Nabisco Dinah Shore for the LPGA and the Nabisco Grand Prix of both tennis and golf. In addition, Ernie has done work for all the Buick/PGA Tournaments, the LPGA and various Senior PGA events.
After Nabisco, he founded the design firm of Richard Joy & Friends, Inc., attracting such clients as American Express, Russell Athletic Clothing, Visa International, The Newspaper Association of America, Major League Baseball, The Public Relations Society of America, The National Football League, and GTE.
He later merged Richard Joy & Friends into French/Blitzer/Scott where he now serves as Executive Vice President/Creative Director.
Ernie is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has won over 50 awards for his work from The Art Directors Clubs of New York and New Jersey, The CLIO Awards, The Illustrators Club and The Type Directors Club of New York. He lives with his wife 35 miles north of Manhattan in New City, New York. As a hobby Ernie prints ephemera using his collection of antique printing presses and typefaces of the late 1800ís. He serves on the Executive Board of the Amalgamated Printersí Association, a worldwide letterpress printing organization. He also enjoys oil painting and saltwater fishing.