- Inducted in 2011
John C. Jay serves as global executive creative director and is a partner at Wieden+Kennedy. He works with Dan Wieden to oversee all global creative work with a focus in recent years on the agency’s expansion in Asia with the Tokyo, Shanghai and New Delhi offices. In 2004, Jay also founded W+K Tokyo Lab, the independent DVD music label that has launched more than a dozen albums and a new mobile technology distribution.
Jay also operates Studio J in Portland’s old Chinatown, a consultancy which creates new lifestyle products and concepts. In 2009, Studio J concepts include products exclusive for the Ace Hotels, new home design with architect Brad Cloepfil and opened PING, a new restaurant across the street from the studio.
He is a regular contributor to international publications and blogs including Honeyee.com in Tokyo and “The Moment” for The New York Times Style Magazine website. Jay writes on international culture including art, music, fashion and design.
Previous to Wieden+Kennedy, he was both creative director and marketing director for Bloomingdale’s in New York. He created the Jay Scholarship at Ohio State University’s College of Arts to help support students of Asian descent to explore studies and a career in the creative field.Please note: Content of biography is presented here as it was published in 2011.