About

I like dogs, tacos, traveling, staying home, and advertising.

Say hi. I'll say hi back. It'll be fun.

 
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Hello. I'm Chris. When it comes to advertising, I love it all.

I love telling stories. I love writing lines. I love a great piece of film more than life itself. I love strategy. I love when media is a part of the idea. I love make-it-fast-and-move-on social content. I love a great tagline. I still love radio. I love “big data”—though I don’t think we know what “big data” is yet. I love finding the perfect piece of music. I love, love, love great design. I love proving people wrong who say "it can't be done". I even love a good banner ad; it’s basically a digital billboard. I love working with smart passionate people. I love guiding young, hungry talent then getting out of their way. I love cutting through the bullshit. I love simple ideas. I love advertising.

I also love tacos.

 

chris_jansma@yahoo.com

Say hi. I'll say hi back. It'll be fun.

HARDWARE

Lion Grand Prix. Lion Gold. Lion Bronze (x2)
D&AD White Pencil
London International Gold (x2) Silver (x4) Bronze (x2)
One Show Gold. One Show Silver
Addy Gold (x2). Addy Silver (x2) Addy Bronze
Effie Gold (x2). Effie Silver (x2)
Clio Sliver. Clio bronze.
Hatch Gold (x2) 
ADWEEK Project ISAAC "Best in Show"
AICE "best of"
FWA Site of the day (x2)

 

EXPERIENCE

Branding, broadcast, cyber, social, activation, innovation, and integrated.

DigitasLBi, Chicago. ‘14 - present. VP/CD.
Freelance. ’13 -’14.
Trisect, Chicago. ‘12 -’13. CD.
Y&R, Chicago. ‘10 -’12. ACD.
Leo Burnett, Chicago. ’08 -’10. SrCW.
Beam Interactive, Boston. ‘06 -’08. CW.
Freelance Director, Camera Operator. '03-'04.

 

EDUCATION

Master's in Global Marketing. Emerson College. '05.
Bachelor's in Film. Denison University. '03.