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

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


Have you ever had an amazing idea just hit you like a bolt of lightning?

Me neither.

In my experience, great ideas take hard work and intelligence. They take a team of fierce and capable people. They take leaders who can cut through the bullshit. They take great relationships with great clients who understand the power of great thinking. They take salesmanship and craftsmanship and a little bit of luck.

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.


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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.