Jake Johnson

Copywriter, creative director...and a bunch of other stuff too

I'm a creative utility player. In my ten-year career, I've been a founding agency partner, chief copywriter, creative director, book editor, managing director, content strategist, communications director, project manager, and barista (of course).

Over those ten years, I've worked with a lot of big companies—you know, like Fortune 5 and up—and a lot of small ones too.

I'm currently the Brand Experience Director at Phinney Bischoff in Seattle, Washington, a brand design firm that specializes in integrated brand design, including research and strategy, design, and interactive, with a special emphasis on a transparent and inclusive approach to client collaborations.

My focus is working with our stellar creative team on integrating brand stories and strategies through a variety of platforms, including interactive, content strategy and copywriting, brand positioning, print, and more.

Selected Work



Build a G.I. Joe

ACS Technologies

Elements of Education

TuTu Kickstarter

Reformation Bible College

Redemption Church

Rainsong Media

Selected writings

I Don't Want to be a Loser

There's Bigfoot in Them Woods

My Personal Manifesto

Raising Entrepreneurs

Cheap Logos and Cheap Shots

A Tale of Two #Hashtags

R.I.P. Google Reader, Hello Mortality

Selected Press

The New York Times, "The Most Thought-Provoking Allowance Idea of 2013"

STORY Chicago, "Raising Entrepreneurs"

Hooray for Failure Podcast, "Episode 6"

Church Marketing Sucks, "Churches Reaching Out with Pinterest"

Let's get together. We could have a lot of fun.

It never hurts to chat, right? Email me at jake [at] thejakers.com. And let's just talk about how I might help you.

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