Before launching ECP more than 14 years ago, Rob Jackson held various Art and Creative Director posts throughout the Midwest and in the southeastern United States, where he spearheaded a variety of successful and award winning campaigns, setting the groundwork for the agency.
Jackson earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, and a M.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, with extended studies at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has been mentored by the likes of creative legends Lou Dorfsman and Milton Glaser and honorably served in the Armed Forces as an illustrator for the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet.
Awards include everything from Communication Arts to Cannes Lions. He is a six-time Obie winner and a 41-time Obie finalist, and he and his team have won more than 300 local, regional and national Addy awards, including numerous Judges Choices and six Best-in-Show. Although he would humbly argue he’s too young for it and just getting started, he was named the 2016 Silver Medal Award recipient by the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan for lifetime achievement in the industry. In 2019 at the annual Outdoor Advertising Association of America industry conference, Jackson was awarded the valued L. Ray Vahue Marketing Award of Merit, the industry’s top marketing award, for his continued dedication to the out of home industry.
ECP clients have included Anheuser-Busch, Harper Collins, Ad Council, Michigan State University, Chemical Bank, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, United Way, Outdoor Advertising Association of America and the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, just to name a few.
Jackson has been a visiting professor in the graduate program at Syracuse University and adjunct professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. When he isn’t busy taking out the garbage, he can most likely be found on snow skis or a wake board chasing after his 16-year-old son, appropriately named Chase.