I’m currently fighting in the chicken wars as a Group Creative Director on the Chick-fil-A account at McCann New York.
But to quote the late Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School, “I’m a lover, not a fighter.” 
Specifically, a lover of the Old English D, Coney Island hot dogs and the music of Bob Seger. (Yep, I’m originally from Detroit.)
I’ve spent the last eight years in creative leadership at McCann, the 2019 Cannes Agency of the Year and four-time Ad Age A List honoree. I'm always striving to make famous creative work that lands in culture. In my career, I’ve partnered with Oscar and Emmy winners, SNL cast members and a hedgehog voiced by Michael Rappaport. And I've been lucky enough to be recognized globally by every industry festival.
Long ago, I started my career in journalism, working as an editorial designer at The Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. I later transitioned to work as a graphic designer before landing as an art director in advertising.
In my role as GCD, I lead and direct a handful of senior and junior teams from concept to completion. I have a proven track record building strong relationships with C-level clients, and an experience and passion for pitching new business. 
Each year, my wife and I document one second of our every day with our baby boy. You can watch the latest version below. If, after viewing, you feel like one second a day of my life isn’t enough — and you’d like to see and hear more — email me at jasonmckean@mac.com.

McCann / New York
SVP Group Creative Director (2019-present)
VP Creative Director (2015-2019)
Clients: Chick-fil-A, Verizon, Mastercard

Leo Burnett / Chicago  
Associate Creative Director (2013-2015)
Senior Art Director (2011-2013) 
Senior Designer (2009-11)
Clients: Fifth Third Bank, Invesco, Kellogg's, Norton, Hallmark, Foster's

VSA Partners / Chicago 
Design Director (2007-09) 
Senior Designer (2005-07)
Clients: Harley-Davidson, IBM, Sappi, Tishman Speyer, Bell Canada

Chicago Tribune / Chicago  
Art Director (2002-2005)

The Boston Globe / Boston 
Editorial Designer (1999-2002)


The Audacious School of Astonishing Pursuits 
Founding Member of Creative Megamachine by W+K Veteran Jason Bagley (2022)
The Second City Training Center / Chicago 
Comedy and Sketch Writing (2013)​​​​​​​
Northwestern University / Evanston, IL 
BS Journalism (1999)
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