EXPERIENCE
I've been known to push good creative to become great creative. I know when you start with an uber-simple concept that is user-focused and strategically sound, you end with a happy client and a portfolio full of award-winning work. What else can you ask for?

MRM//Mccann  oct 2017 — present
Associate Creative Director
Associate Creative Director on the U.S. Army, United States Postal Service, and Great Wolf Lodge accounts, overseeing all digital, direct mail and innovation projects. I manage a team of art directors, copywriters, and designers meeting all creative needs required by highly detailed government contracts. Also involved with a variety of new business efforts. Collaboration with user experience, strategy, account, and development teams is critical throughout the entire process.


POSSIBLE  oct 2015 — Present
Senior Art Director
Creative lead on AT&T account, overseeing all myAT&T projects. I manage the creation of numerous original content pieces for social, broadcast, print, digital and event based experiences, helping to grow and sustain the business. I manage a team of art directors, copywriters, and designers across numerous locations, ensuring all creative needs are managed to allow for the best product to be produced. Also involved with a variety of new business efforts as well as internal creative processes. Collaboration with in-house content studio, strategy, account, and development teams is critical.


POP, INC.  oct 2012 — oct 2015
Senior Art Director
Directed a team of (senior/production) designers from conceptual development to project delivery, ensuring goals, timelines and client requests were managed throughout while working with all departments throughout the creative process. Clients included Target, OldNavy, Bigcommerce, Starbucks and various new business efforts.


BERNSTEIN-REIN ADVERTISING  nov 2011 — oct 2012
Senior Art Director
Lead art director, overseeing creative duties for designers and strategists in order to create traditional and interactive projects for various accounts. Clients included Hostess Snack Cakes, Wonder Bread, Nature’s Pride Breads, Banfield Pet Hospital, Haverty's Furniture, and McDonald’s.


VML  jan 2010 — nov 2011
Art Director
Created interactive materials for various clients while collaborating with user experience, motion graphic, flash development, HTML development, research and account departments. Clients included Whole Foods Market, Rip Curl Surfing, Hershey's, Southwest Airlines, Level (3) Communications, Carlson Hotels, WWE and various ProBono clients.


TWO WEST, INC.  june 2007 — jan 2010
Art Director
Led the creation of branding, print materials, photo shoots, motion graphics, press checks and in-store installations on various accounts. Clients included Sprint, The Roasterie Coffee, Baker University, Fort Dodge, ProMeris Flea & Tick Control, DeLaSalle High School and The American Diabetes Association.


MULLER, BRESSLER + CO.  sep 2006 — apr 2007
Designer
Day to day production duties. Over saw The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy 2006 holiday print collateral project. Other clients included The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Everest Communications and Muller + Co. internal projects.


Kansas city art institute  oct 2005 — apr 2007
Communications Designer
Created communications/advertisements for the Kansas City Art Institute. Pieces included but not limited to Commencement materials, Visiting Artists posters, way-finding systems, buttons and postcards.



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EDUCATION

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE  aug 2003 — may 2007
BFA, Design
Kansas City Art Institute is a four year college providing art, design and media students with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 13 different majors. KCAI provided a rigorous, diverse curriculum and an immersive studio experience, placing emphasis on cultivating the idea and flawless execution.



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RECOMMENDATIONS

Project Manager POSSIBLE
Taylor Cassell
Springer is a total badass who pushes back and blows work up to put it back together 100x stronger. His creative work is fully married to the strategy. He dives deep into the work, makes everyone from each discipline work harder in their role to get the work right, and pushes back when it's failing. Every job (big and small) he touches has been stronger with his influence. Springer was core to our team's culture and critical to the work. He's a tremendous loss to our flip cup team and an amazing agency gain.


SVP, Group Creative Director Google
David Buckley
In a word - relentless. Springer brings the heat. He takes an ordinary ask and finds a way to make it extraordinary. Always curious. Always pushing for bigger and bolder ideas. Has a passion for his craft and love for his team. I was fortunate to work with Jonathan for a couple years at POP. It's just a matter of time before we bring the band back together...


VP, Executive Creative Director Fasetto
Joe Bartolucci
Jonathan is the type of creative where you have to tell him to stop coming up with ideas. He drives his car like he comes up with ideas: fast & furious... and also prolific. He's a great integrated art director, with a backbone in digital and ability to work in traditional. He's the type of creative that can make a huge difference at an agency... I will hire him again if I get the chance!


Associate Creative Director Mekanism
Aaron Cathey
Jonathan is creative, ambitious and he has the guts to push creative ideas and execution. There's no other way to say it, the guy has skill. I get stoked to work on projects with him because he always raises the level of the idea. He makes good work, good agencies and good ideas great.


Executive Creative Director Salient Brand Agency
John Harrington
Jonathan is one of the most exciting art directors I've had the pleasure of working with. He's very enthusiastic, has great creative ideas and presents with a confidence that puts many seasoned pros to shame.


DEPARTMENT CHAIR kansas City art institute
Tyler Galloway
Jonathan was always very diligent in his process, putting in extra time to make his work as good as it could possibly be. This often paid off in innovative and memorable projects that were well-researched and conceptually strong. His positive & fun attitude, combined with his strong work ethic, make Jonathan a great person to work with.
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