John Condon is the Founder of The Distillery Project.
John began his career as a trainee copywriter at Leo Burnett.
He worked his way up to eventually become Chief Creative Officer of the largest creative department in America.
John led Burnett to higher standings in the creative rankings than ever before. Simultaneously, the agency won more awards for advertising effectiveness than any other agency.
Not surprisingly, our belief in our particular brand of creativity comes from its proven ability to deliver results.
In other words, our work works.
Per Jacobson is a Founding Partner of The Distillery Project.
Long ago, Per went all the way to Norway—a country full of people named Per—to get his start in this industry.
Once Per learned the whole point of advertising was to stand out, he returned to America and joined Ogilvy & Mather in New York to work on IBM. His "Blue Letterbox" campaign received numerous accolades, including Adweek's Campaign of the Year.
In 1998, Per joined Leo Burnett. He soon partnered with John and together they worked across the agency portfolio on everything from selling beer to saving orphans.
John & Per
Over the course of their careers, John and Per have had the good fortune to work with clients like Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Allstate, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Nintendo, Hallmark, General Motors, Miller Lite, Beck's, Reebok, Fila, Samsonite, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Altoids, Toys 'R' Us, AthletiCo, Exelon, OCLC, the Gates Foundation, the Southern Center for Human Rights, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the United Nations Foundation.
Their work has been recognized by Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, the Clios. the Effies, the Andys, the Art Director's Club of New York, the Obies, the Kellys, AICP, Communication Arts, their Mothers and many others.
With decades of experience working in virtually every conceivable media, in both the New York and Chicago Ad Communities—and production experience that has literally taken them around the world—John and Per have easy access to many of the most talented people on the planet.