Hi, I'm Jake. I feel lucky to have fallen into advertising where I get to do what my brain seems to naturally want to do. Whether its a Super Bowl spot viewed by ninety million people, or a text read by nine friends; my brain sees the same opportunity. It relishes the challenge of illiciting an emotional reaction in someone else's brain. Or their heart. Or their gut. My brain's not picky.
My brain has received praise from juries at every major global award show, laughs from movie execs at Sony Pictures, and tears from the producers of Good Morning America; but below is a series of my brain's favorite reactions that it's ever gotten.
I secretly filmed my (now) wife every time she asked me to take a photo of her, then used it as the perfect decoy to propose years later.
My email address is at the bottom of the page - thanks for taking the time to come check out my stuff.
Venables, Bell & Partners - Creative - Oct 2016 - Now
barrettSF - Senior Copywriter - Feb 2015 - Oct 2016
Leo Burnett - Copywriter - Dec 2011 - Feb 2015
Cannes – Titanium & Integrated Silver, (3x) Bronze, (5x) Short List
One Show – Branded Entertainment Gold, (3x) Silver, (4x) Merit
Clio – Gold, (2x) Silver, Sports Silver, (2x) Bronze
AICP – Best In Show, Most Next
D&AD – Graphite Pencil
ADC – Bronze Cube
Radio Mercury – 5k Winner
Kinsale Shark – Silver, Bronze
Andys – (3x) Shortlist
Webby – (4x) Honoree
Yahoo! Content of the Year
Screenplay sold to Sony Screen Gems
2019 VB+P Academy Instructor
2018 VB+P Academy Instructor
2017 Miami Ad School Instructor (SF)
2016 Miami Ad School Instructor (SF)
2015 California Academy of Arts Guest Lecturer
2015 The One Club Creative Bootcamp Mentor
2014 Chicago Portfolio School Instructor
2013 Chicago Portfolio School Guest Lecturer