Jay Russell

If you want to keep up with Jay Russell, you better be ready to hustle. Seriously, this guy has covered a lot of territory in his 18 years in the advertising industry. Side note: He’s also 9,000 miles into his effort to run the circumference of the earth — 15,901 to go.

It’s no coincidence that Jay worked at GSD&M as the group creative director for BMW, leading the successful pitch to win BMW’s global business. His leadership, creativity and direction propelled his team to win many awards for BMW work, including Athena and ADDY awards.

Jay kicked off his career working at DDB with brands like Bud Light, PBS and American Airlines. Then he worked as creative director for Miller Brewing at Square One and Nationwide Insurance at TM Advertising. He’s won awards from Cannes, Communication Arts, the One Show and more. Most recently, Jay helped launch the Windows phone as creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Back in Austin, Jay is an integral part of the GSD&M team leading our creative department as executive creative director.

Jay received his degree in advertising from Southern Methodist University.

About GSD&M 
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