Hi! I’m Jen Garcia - an art director who has worked in New York, Chicago, and now San Francisco.
When I was 12, I taught myself photoshop to mess with my family. I’d take family portraits and change my brother’s nose, make my mom’s chin longer and blow up my sister’s cheeks, ever so slightly, to see if they’d notice. My own version of Where’s Waldo. Not weird at all.
After graduating from college, I attended Miami Ad School and since then I’ve worked at Venables Bell, BBDO Chicago, DDB NY and Muhtayzik-Hoffer where I used my photoshop skills to sell ideas and prank co-workers, resulting in the Great FB Prank Truce of 2017. All jokes aside, a lot of my passion projects have a strong social cause behind them - I believe there’s a lot of good we can do in our industry, even on our own as creatives.
Hobbies include street photography and trying bizarre foods like Andrew Zimmern.
Let's grab a donut.
Cannes Lion 2017/ Bronze/ Print - Altoids
Clios 2017/ Silver/ Print - Altoids
Clios 2017 / Silver/ Photography Altoids
Clios 2017/ Silver/ Art Direction - Altoids
ADDY 2017 / Silver/ Film - Orbit ‘Time to Shine’
Kinsale Sharks 2017/ Shortlist / Print - Altoids
London International Awards 2017/ Bronze / Print - Altoids
El Ojo de Iberoamerica 2017/ Bronze/ Print - Altoids
El Ojo de Iberoamerica 2017/ Bronze/ Campaign - Altoids
Epica 2017/ Shortlist/ Print Craft - Altoids
Epica 2017/ Shortlist/ Print - Altoids
Epica 2017/ Bronze/ Print - Altoids
Cristal 2017/ Bronze/ Food - Altoids
Cristal 2017/ Bronze/ Art Direction -Altoids
Cristal 2017/ Bronze/ Photography -Altoids
Communication Arts 2017- Altoids
LÜRZER'S Archive 3/2017 - Altoids
LÜRZER'S Archive 4/2016 - Playdoh
One Show Merit 2015 – Get Bored (Student)
Clios/ Silver 2015 – Get Bored (Student)
Venables Bell + Partners - Art Director (March 2018 - Present)
BBDO Chicago - Art Director (Oct 2017 - March 2018)
BBDO Chicago - Jr. Art Director (Jan 2016 - Oct 2017)
DDB New York - AD Intern (Oct-Dec 2015)
360i New York - AD Intern (Apr-Jun 2015)
MuhTayZik-Hoffer San Francisco - Freelance Illustrator(Mar Aug 2015)
MuhTayZik-Hoffer San Francisco - AD Intern (Jan-Mar 2015)
Miami Ad School - Art Direction (Jan 2014-2016)