CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Escape Pod, an independent advertising agency in Chicago, today announced that it has hired Jared Creason as Creative Director. In his new role, he will help fuel the agency’s signature hard-hitting style of advertising, while also mentoring young talent and playing a key role in driving new business efforts.
“We couldn't be more excited at the prospect of having Jared aboard The Pod. He's a creative dynamo who has seen and done a hell of a lot in his comparatively short career,” said Vinny Warren, Executive Creative Director and Founder, The Escape Pod. “He is a restless soul with huge creative ambitions. There just aren't enough Jareds in advertising anymore. We're very glad to have him,” added Warren.
An award-winning Creative Director, Jared 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.
A true hybrid creative bringing a unique passion for both art and copy, Jared also freelanced at many of the nation’s top advertising agencies, including StrawberryFrog, DDB, David&Goliath, RPA, JWALK and Olson. He has created innovative campaigns for Starbucks, Trident, JC Penney, 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 to Creativity and Communication Arts.
“I'm very excited to join The Escape Pod. Their work is fearless and they have a cool, laidback culture. I have always admired Vinny, 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 approach to creativity so this feels like the perfect fit,” said Jared Creason, Creative Director, The Escape Pod.
Jared 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.
About The Escape Pod
Founded in 2006, The Escape Pod is an independent, Chicago-based creative powerhouse known for category-changing work that drives results for clients such as Southeastern Grocers (Winn-Dixie, BI-LO & Harvey’s), Mondelēz, EGO Power+ and Toys”R”Us. The Escape Pod is purpose-built for businesses with aggressive growth goals based on its speed, creative firepower and core belief in amplifying brands to drive action. The Escape Pod services include research, strategic planning, creative development, production, social media, media planning and buying, and a digital studio creating apps, websites and connected devices. Learn more at www.theescapepod.com. View our digital work at: https://orainteractive.com/.