Jason has flown all over the world to shoot commercials for big-name brands, but we’re glad he’s found a permanent perch at Jackson Spalding. As a senior member of our creative crew, he’s focused on elevating conceptual ideas to produce award-winning work for our clients.
A native of Lilburn, Ga., Jason graduated from the rigorous Portfolio Center in 1999. He launched his career in northern California, as an Art Director at MeringCarson. This boutique agency gave him the opportunity to build a book of work and an impressive network of high-profile creatives. A highlight of those years was shooting a spot for California tourism on the 9th hole of Pebble Beach with Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson.
His next stop was Barkley in Kansas City, Mo., which gave him a first-taste of multiple national brand campaigns. If you remember “The Two Guys” commercials for Sonic Drive-In Restaurants, that was his work, which made it to the short-list at Cannes. This led to an Associate Creative Director post at T:M in Dallas, generating creative for American Airlines, Nationwide Insurance and his personal favorite, The Dallas Film Festival. Proving that everything really is bigger in Texas, he also won a National ADDY for EZGO Golf Cars while there.
Jason returned to Atlanta in 2010 to join BBDO as an Associate Creative Director for AT&T, GA Lottery and others. He stepped up to Creative Director in 2015, leading the teams for Zoo Atlanta and Florida Blue Healthcare. After five years in “BIG Advertising,” Jason began working on his own, which gave him the flexibility of taking in-house assignments from The Coca-Cola Company and to freelance for other hot shops around the country.
Jason’s been elevating work ever since middle school when he was the guy everybody wanted to illustrate their group projects. One day, he hopes to get back to those roots, taking up painting or sculpture. For now, though, he’s content to percolate ideas while hedge-trimming in his Marietta garden. Jason and his wife, Donna, enjoy exploring museums with their son, Finn, who apparently inherited their creative DNA.