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

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


Have you ever had a moment where inspiration strikes like a bolt of lightning?

Me neither.

In my experience great ideas take a lot more than that. They take research and empathy. They take a team of fierce and capable people. They take leaders who know how to cut through the crap. They take great relationships with great clients who understand the power of great thinking. They take trust, sweat and expert craftsmanship. And above all else, great ideas take passion.

Hi, I'm Chris Jansma. I'm a Creative Director/Writer, and I love making great ideas.

...I also like tacos.



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


Lion Grand Prix. Lion Gold. Lion Bronze (x2)
D&AD White Pencil
London International Award Silver (x3)
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)
AICE "best of"
FWA Site of the day (x2)



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.



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