Jon Soto

The following bio is from an interview I had done with

It’s way better than anything I would write, as I’ve never been terribly comfortable with talking myself up.

This sure did a great job of it. Thanks, Over30under30!

The fact that Jon ever has to wonder when he’ll get his next freelance gig makes the rest of us mere advertising mortals thank our lucky stars that anything ever comes our way. Jon is, to put it mildly, incredibly talented. We know this not just from the oodles of awards and famous agencies that populate his resumé, but also by taking a stroll through his portfolio and realizing he’s created approximately half of the ads we wished we’d created throughout our careers.

We’re talking work for brands like Nike, Levis, Emerald Nuts, Playstation, Google, Chrysler and Anheuser Busch; agencies like Goodby Silverstein & Partners, BBDO/SF, Hal Riney, Chiat/SF and LA, Wieden + Kennedy and Mad Dogs & Englishmen. We’re also talking awards like Grand Prix in film at the Cannes, multiple Pencils at the One Show, The Effies, New York Festivals, London International awards, Art Directors Club, The Emmy Awards as well as a slot in the Clio Hall of Fame. Right?

Of course, perhaps most impressive is that in spite of all these accolades, Jon seems to have remained an awfully nice guy.

Jon is currently working around the Bay Area as a freelance Creative Director/Art Director/Writer for the likes of Twitter and Facebook, as well as a handful of agencies and clients. When not creating work that makes us go, “Damn, that’s good,” he can be found riding different types of boards, collecting and playing ukuleles “like a mother fucker” and making god-awful paintings (his assessment, not ours).

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