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. When I'm not making ads, I'm usually making oddly ad-like things just for my own entertainment. The video below is a pretty good example of that. For years and years 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 when she least expected it.

I also feel lucky to have worked at three great agencieis making work that I love with people that are now some of my closest freinds.


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