JILL MCLEAN  |  312.718.7707   |   jill@jcmcreativelab.com

To partner clear creative solutions with client message and brand presence; deliver strategic, effective and impactful results via the opportunistic nature of technology, digital media and print. 



06.93 – Current  |  Chicago, IL
JCM Creative Lab  |  Founder and Creative Director
Full-service design and editorial studio 
Editorial, social media, web, email, print, branding, illustration and specialty. Provision of consultation, creative direction, concept, design, production and management of vendors, budget and timelines.

07.12 – 09.14  |  Chicago, IL
New Control | A Merkle Company  |  Interactive Art Supervisor, Employee
Direct marketing agency (focus on credit card acquisition) 
Creative design for clients such as Sony® and PlayStation®, Chase, FNBO, Fifth Third Bank, Canadian Tire, and Constellation Energy. Digital work includes landing pages, emails, banners, microsites, evites and social media placement.

09.11 – 03.12  |  Chicago, IL
JPMorgan Chase & Co.  |  Creative Director, Employee
Financial Services sector, Chase Commercial Banking Marketing Department
Development of strategic solutions for six lines of businesses and their related
B2B products. Management of design team, projects and timelines, vendors,
budgets, client relationships, and strategic and conceptual development of
marketing tools. Design of larger initiatives in web and print mediums.

01.10 – 01.11  |  Newport Beach, CA
Global Hunter Securities, LLC  |  Creative Director, Off-Site Contract
Financial Services sector
Provision of branding and development of inaugural conference materials held at the St. Regis, San Francisco. Development of corporate rebranding, new identity and website.

04.08 – 08.10  |  Irvine, CA
Nathu Development Corporation  |  Creative Director, Off-Site Contract
Commercial Builder and Custom Homes Construction
Development of website, brochure and overall branding.

08.07 – 05.08  |  Chicago, IL
Sisu Marcom  |  Senior Designer, Off-Site Contract
Big brand ad agency
Flash animation and web design projects. Collaboration
of Passport To Play website for McDonald’s, banner ads and the Sisu website.

01.06 – 09.11  |  Chicago, IL
JPMorgan Chase  |  Creative Director, Off-Site Contract
Financial Services sector
Creative direction, wireframes, storyboarding, concepts, designs and print management. Major marketing campaign for Healthcare Equipment Leasing, including interactive CD, packaging, high-end direct mail piece and corporate literature. Additional projects include brochures, product sheets, special events materials, posters, direct mail, HTML templates, e-newsletter and contest campaigns.

03.06 – 03.07  |  Chicago, IL
Gordon Hanrahan, Inc.  |  Graphic Designer, Off-Site Contract
Mid-size ad agency
Concepts and designs for print and online. Identity, packaging, brochures, POS, product sheets, tea urn wraps and e-blasts. Campaigns for Lipton®, Hellmann’s®, KNORR®, Wish-Bone® and Unilever.

01.04 – 03.11  |  Orange County, CA
RC McLean & Associates, Inc.  |  Creative Director, Off-Site Contract
Anesthesia Management sector
Creative direction, concepts, designs and print management. Website, online Flash demo, trade show booth, brochure, e-newsletter, PowerPoint deck and other supportive marketing materials.

09.04 – 01.05  |  Chicago, IL
Northern Trust Corporation  |  Senior Designer, On-Site Contract
Financial Services sector
Concepts, designs and print management. Events materials, corporate literature, newsletters and brochure kits. Clients include The Northern Trust Co., Sarasota Opera, River North Dance Co., Palm Literary Society and Golden Apple Organization.

Extended Client List Available


2003 – Current
lynda.com  |  Online Learning Library
Final Cut Studio, CSS, Flash, Director, Actionscript, InDesign, ongoing training

2000 – 2001
Learning Tree University  |  Los Angeles, CA
Advanced Photoshop, Flash, Digital Graphics

1990 – 2003
U.C.I. Extension, I.V.C. and Goldenwest  |  Orange County, CA
Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Graphics, HTML, Dynamic Database

1990 – 1992
Interior Designers Institute  |  Newport Beach, CA
A.A. in Drafting, Spaceplanning, Interior Design

1986 – 1990
University of Oregon  |  Eugene, OR
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts

1984 – 1986
Pacific University  |  Forest Grove, OR
School of Fine Arts