About me

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FOUND AT SEA
By Jeff Hunter

After working at a custom automotive shop in Los Angeles for a number of years I realized I wasn’t cut for the mechanic trade. I decided it was time for a change. So in spite of my limited sailing experience and a predisposition to seasickness, I hung up my coveralls and climbed aboard a 32-foot sailboat that would take me half way across the globe.

From a remote tropic harbor in the Southern Pacific Islands I set sail on a sturdy gaff-rigged cutter named Thanks Mardell. She had thirty feet of the waterline nicely making way, so beating to windward on a favorable tack I trimmed the mainsail and made for the trades on the outside. On this heading lay over six-thousand nautical miles of open ocean, remote coral atolls and a lifetime’s worth of mostly true sea stories.

On a midnight watch, somewhere on the uphill run to Port Townsend, I realized I was running from the truth. I couldn’t go back to fixing cars. So I jumped ship at San Diego and signed up for a few classes at a local ad school. There I discovered that my talent for putting things together extended beyond custom trim packages and convertible tops; to connecting strategies to concepts, art to copy and form to content. And after meeting a few inspirational individuals – including my wife – I figured out what I was going to do next.

Years later I have my ship with all her flags a’ flying – and Curiosity is her name. I’m now a seasoned creative and have been recognized for my work on several national campaigns. During my six years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky I’ve had the opportunity to practice the art of ideation and design while working with and learning from some of the most talented and respected creative minds in the industry. And now that the winds are favorable, I’m off on my next creative venture.

As a freelance creative, I still get excited every time I embark on a new project and look forward to discovering that next great notion. Whether you need me to steer the ship or hang my head over the rail and vomit out ideas, I’m your man. If you offer me a beer I might even sing a sea shanty or two. Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and I hope I got the gig.

 

Carry on,

– Jeff

 

PDF: Resume

 

AWARDS / HONORS:

LIA: TV/Cinema/Online Film
2015 Shortlist / Velveeta Shells & Cheese – The Law (TV :15)

IAB Mixx Award: Interactive Mobile
2013 silver / Best Buy – Tap Tap Revenge Holiday (Branded Mobile)

Cannes Lion: Film Lions
2012 Shortlist / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – Diamond Jubilee (TV :30)

Clio Awards: Interactive Mobile
2012 Shortlist / American Express Travel – Nextpedition (Travel App.)

The One Show: Advertising Campaign
2011 Merit / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – You Know You Love It (Campaign)

Clio Awards: Innovative Media
2011 Bronze / Best Buy – Movie Mode (Mobile App.)

FWA: Interactive Mobile
2010/10/19 Mobile of the Day / Best Buy – Movie Mode (Mobile App.)

Adweek: Featured Ad
2015/03 / Velveeta Shells & Cheese – Liquid Gold Rush Campaign (TV :30)
2014/05 / Fruit of the Loom – Father’s Day Gifs (Social)
2013/08 / Windows Phone – The Recital (TV :60)
2012/12 /Best Buy – Gifts That Do Campaign (TV :60)
2012/05 / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – Father’s Lesson (TV :30), Diamond Jubilee (TV :30)
2011/08 / Domino’s Pizza – Noid’s Super Pizza Shootout (Social Game)
2010/06 / Best Buy – Movie Mode (Mobile App)

Ad Age/Creativity Online: Editors Pick
2013/08 / Windows Phone – The Recital (TV :60)
2012/05 / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – Father’s Lesson (TV :30)
2012/02 / Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – Diamond Jubilee (TV :30)
2011/08 / Domino’s Pizza – Noid’s Super Pizza Shootout (Social Game)
2010/06 / Best Buy – Movie Mode (Mobile App)

Designing for the Greater Good: The Best of Cause-Related Marketing and Nonprofit Design
2009 HarperCollins / Peleg Top – Jonathan Cleveland – Collins Design / CLEAN PB (Featured Campaign)

American Advertising Awards: National Student ADDY’s
2007 National Best Of Show, Gold / Playboy Subscription Campaign (Print)

Young Guns International Awards: Student Advertising
2007 International finalist / Playboy Subscription Campaign (Print)

Sappi Ideas That Matter: Competition
2007 $12,900.00 grant / CLEAN PB (Integrated Campaign)

San Diego Ad Club: Hall of Fame
2007 Inductee

Applied Arts Advertising Awards: Student Advertising
2007 National finalist / Playboy Subscription Campaign (Print)

San Diego Creative Show: Student ADDY’s
2007 Gold / Playboy Subscription Campaign (Print)

Chevy College Ad Challenge: Competition
2007 Finalist / Cat Stuck In Tree (TV :30) 

Graphis: New Talent Annual
2007 Gold / Black Cat (Logo) 

Toyota Yaris Debut Challenge: Competition
2006 Finalist / It’s How You Get There (Integrated Campaign) 

CMYK Magazine: Issue No. 35
2006 Published / Black Cat (Logo) 

San Diego Creative Show: Student ADDY’s
2006 Silver / Duracell (Print)

 

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Creative
February 2016 – present
Associate Creative Director / Art Director

Crispin Porter + Bogusky
September 2009 – January 2016
Senior Art Director

Red Door Interactive
June 2008 – October 2008
Art Director Intern

CLEAN PB
May 2007 – September 2009
Founder / Creative Director

Jeff Hunter Design
May 2005 – September 2009
Freelance Illustrator / Designer

 

EDUCATION:

The Art Institute of California – San Diego
April 2004 – March 2007
BS Graphic Design