About Me

Headshot, but make it a button down.

I'm a serial lover of things.

I became infatuated with storytelling while studying acting and filmmaking at Northwestern University.

I was smitten by music the first time I played a tune.

I took a fancy to business the first time I decided to "just do it myself" — and it actually kind of worked.

I realized I was obsessed with learning when I decided I could never stop doing it.

Now, I'm deliberately blending my loves and constantly creating things with them.

Like writing and performing a song in order to sell a creative idea to a client.

Or making content sharing my journey with the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

Or using my brand building experience to help all types of brands connect with their audience —

By selling millions in creative solutions to some of the world's largest brands and developing iconic identities for disruptive newcomers.

I'm tapping into my passion for brand building by combining it with my skills in copywriting, content, strategy, and any other tools I need to get the job done.

I'm helping brands walk their walk and talk their talk,
And I'd love to take a stroll and have a chat.

my services

My tools

expert

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

proficient

  • Microsoft Office
  • Canva
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator

Familiar

  • Webflow
  • Figma

adjacent skills

  • Acting
  • Improv
  • Music Production
  • Photography

my clients

Coors Lite

Hefty

McDonald's

Skittles

Orkin

Reynolds

Wyndham

Jiffy Lube

Starburst

Neiman Marcus

Emerson

Creative Arts Dept.

my experiences

2018

I Was born, then right after, i
founded jay towns photography

Made my hobby into a business. Working out so far.
jaytownsphotography.com

2019

multimedia editor @ stitch magazine

Managing team of creatives, producing audio and video.

2021

creative director @ blackboard magazine // actor @ stewart talent

Leading design, editorial, and photo teams for BB.
Finding my good light with the help of Stewart.

2022

creative @ ddb chicago

Bespoke role working between creative department and in-house studio. Art, Copy, Content, Repeat.

Sold $2.8m in creative in under 12 months.

New Biz, Skittles, Hefty, Orkin, Jiffy Lube, Emerson, more.

2023

freelance consulting & creative

Q4 says goodbye to DDB and hello to freelance clientele.
Inaugural Brand Engineer for Creative Arts Department.

2024

copywriter @ fcb chicago

Having my way with words in the John Hancock Building.