In her role as Associate Creative Director at J.Walter Thompson and Ogilvy &
Mather in San Francisco, Jess Kaihoi participated in the development of global
campaigns for clients such as Sterling Vineyards, iShares, Cisco, Wells Fargo,
LG, and Adobe. She was also part of the team that helped brand and launch
Covered California. Prior to arriving in San Francisco, Jess started her career at
BBDO Minneapolis, working on brands such as Hormel and Select Comfort.
She received her MFA in Advertising from the Academy of Art University
in San Francisco, where she is now an instructor of advertising. Jess is also an
advocate for the 3% Conference, a group that champions creative female talent
“THE NASHVILLE ADDY AWARDCREATIVE ENTRIESWEREOUTSTANDING.
THE CREATIVEWAS INSPIRINGANDTHOUGHTFULLY PRODUCED.”
Sara’s work spans multiple disciplines including identity, brand development,
print, digital, social, environments, and more for national clients like American
Standard, Drake University, DXV, Ecolab, National Geographic, Polaroid,
Porsche, and more. Prior to joining The Thorburn Group, Sara hung her hat
at leading Minneapolis agencies, including BBDO, Martin|Williams, and
Carmichael Lynch. Her awards include The Show, NAMA, AIGA, and for
the next 15 years—the bragging rights for having created the identity for the
Philadelphia Eagles Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field.
Outside of work, she is a proud mother of two girls who threaten to rob her of
sanity on a daily basis. She loves every minute of it.
Eighteen years ago, Jason Lee arrived at Vimarc as a Production Artist. He
quickly moved up through the ranks, and after being at the agency for only nine
years, he became a partner. Today, he not only oversees creative strategy and
brand development, he remains in the trenches and designs for several major
accounts. Throughout the years, he’s developed award-winning creative for
numerous clients, including the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, The Healing Place,
and Four Roses Bourbon.