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/.
The Escape Pod
Managing Director & Founder