From the detailed pencil drawings in 4th grade to the Micro Machines I sold from my desk during recess, I’ve always been a designer and a marketer.

This led to the pursuit of a visual communications and design degree in college, after which I jumped right into the industry. I cut my teeth on UI, UX and web design for several years in varying environments, from agencies to in-house creative teams. Little did I know that these unique experiences would provide great insight and perspective later in my career as I tackled business problems for both sides. 

I was blessed with great mentors along the way which eventually led to my move into creative leadership. This was an inspiring transition as I came to find that part of my “native genius” was actually identifying it in others. This helped me assemble and lead talented creative teams do extraordinary things – far more than I could have ever accomplished on my own. During this journey I had the pleasure of collaborating with a wide variety of clientele from startups to Fortune 500 companies, picking up a few accolades along the way.  

Jaybird Creative existed on the back burner for most of my career, serving as an umbrella under which I occasionally did freelance work. Anytime I started to feel behind the times freelance was always a forum that allowed for rapid learning and innovation. 

I specialize in creative direction, design, photography, cinemagraphs, visual story telling, brand strategy, campaign development and execution. In collaboration with like minded small business owners, start ups and craftsmen and women we create meaningful content, ideas, products and stories that make a difference.  

Born and raised in Texas, I now live in a suburb of Phoenix with my wife and two young sons. When I’m not heads down learning the latest tricks of the trade, I enjoy traveling, photography, expanding my palate through good food and drink and an annual Breaking Bad marathon. 

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Capabilities

 

DESIGN

Information Architecture

Website Design

User Interface & User Experience Design

Presentation & Investor Decks

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Content Creation

Idea Generation & Strategy

Influencer

 

BRANDING

Brand Audits & Strategy

Identity Systems

Brand Guidelines

Creative Direction

 

PHOTO & VIDEO

Food, Beverage & Lifestyle

Cinemagraphs

Customer Stories

 
 
 

What others say

"As Creative Director, he led the design team, web development, copywriting and project management teams to new levels of productivity and conversion performance. Jason is a bona-fide senior leader who can recruit and inspire talented creative pros, influence company strategy and continuously improve business results."

Greg Head / CMO, Infusionsoft 

 

"Jason worked seamlessly with our team. He asked the right questions and quickly honed in on our brand identity and artistic goals. His exceptional photos exceeded our high expectations and we were thrilled to launch a polished website from day one. We are grateful for his careful attention to minute details and we would work with him again without question."

Lisa Morrow / CEO, Birdytell

 

"Having worked with dozens of creatives in my career, Jason is in the top short list, and I would hire him immediately if the op presented itself. He never ceases to find a way to reinvent a design and has a true gift for those unique details that make a design memorable. In addition, Jason was also an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a dedicated, true professional."

Candace Luciano / Chief Brand Architect, Y Scouts

 
 
 

Accolades

 

THE WORK

30+ HSMAI and Adrian Awards for Hospitality Website Design (2007-2011)

1st Place: Flixel's #FlixelCheer Cinemagraph Contest

AZIMA 2014 Best Interactive Marketing Campaign: Infusionsoft's Thrive Campaign

Behance Featured Website: Utopian LVH Website

Behance Featured Website: CustomerHub Website

PERSONAL

Infusionsoft Marketing Employee of the Month: June 2013 + July 2014

Infusionsoft President's Club

Infusionsoft Leadership Award Nominee

TravelClick "Indispensability" Award

Squarespace Circle Member