A Brief History of Jon

Copywriter & Strategist


I’ve worked with dozens of startups in the last couple years. There isn’t a product category or business model that I haven’t seen. Put my experience to work for you.  

Techstars / Chicago


Crafting messaging and marketing strategies for Techstars Chicago's 2013 and 2014 classes, I delivered the fast turnarounds required to keep pace with lean, agile startups.

Backstage Chicago


Backstage Chicago was a web series highlighting the unheralded performers of the Windy City.

Putting out two episodes per week in a race to one hundred, my education in production, promotion and social media is best be described as trial-by-fire.

Shrug House


Shrug House offers commercial and narrative video production services.

Beside video production, I dove into all of the unseen business tasks that compose the skeletal structure of entrepreneurship.

Ogilvy & Mather / LA


Working on big brands like Cisco, I learned to embrace results-driven business goals over creative indulgence.

Creative Circus


I emerged from the wilderness that is advertising portfolio school having perfected both my brainstorming technique and the deep thinking required to pick strategies out of thin air.

Green St. Records


While absorbing the marketing basics at the University of Illinois, I founded a record label. We earned press in in Billboard Magazine during the last gasp of the CD-era.