- Monday, Sep. 12, 2016
The Escape Pod, an independent advertising agency in Chicago, has hired Jared Creason as creative director.
Creason started his career at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where he created the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” campaign, earning the #1 spot on the USA Today Admeter and the Cannes Titanium shortlist. While at Saatchi & Saatchi, he created the Tide “Montanaland” campaign, a Super Bowl commercial hit that won a Cannes Film Lion and garnered the #2 spot on the USA Today Admeter.
Creason also freelanced at ad shops including StrawberryFrog, DDB, David&Goliath, RPA, JWALK and Olson. He has created innovative campaigns for Starbucks, Trident, JCPenney, Hans Brinker, Head & Shoulders, Miller, Visine, HP, Scotch Tape and Sprint, and earned a host of industry accolades from the Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show and Art Directors Club, among other competitions.
Creason said of The Escape Pod, “Their work is fearless and they have a cool, laid-back culture. I have always admired Vinny [Warren, ECD and founder of The Escape Pod], along with other great mentors I’ve had throughout my career including Gerry Graf at Saatchi NYC and Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein. They helped shape my approached to creativity.”
Creason earned his Master of Science in Communications from the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in Philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.