Jason Stefanik is an Executive Creative Director at dentsu creative where he leads the Subway and FTX accounts.

Prior to dentsu, he spent five years freelancing for agencies like Droga5, Wieden + Kennedy, Johannes Leonardo and TBWA/Chiat/Day NY as well as working directly with brands like Bloomberg, VH1 and GNC to create campaigns and branded content.

Before freelance, he was a VP/Creative Director at BBDO New York where he and his partner ran the Diet Dew and Champs Sports accounts. While at BBDO, he also won and launched the popular Foot Locker "Approved" campaign, as well as creating famous work for Snickers, FedEx and AT&T.

During his 15+ year career, he has consistently made content that breaks into popular culture, racking up over 30 million views on YouTube and being featured on The Today Show, CNN, ABC News, New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, Mashable, ESPN, Bleacher Report, TBS Funniest Commercials of the Year and in The New York Times. He’s been acknowledged by the industry with Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, ADC Cubes, Clios and many other international advertising awards.

He has taught at both the Pratt Institute and The City College of New York, leading both universities to One Show gold every year.

He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, two boys and his dog Pants!.

Executive Creative Director dentsuMB NY

August 2019 – Current

Audible, FTX, Subway, Manhattan Mini Storage, Reese’s Take Five

Freelance Creative Director
April 2014 – August 2019

Droga5, Johannes Leonardo, Wieden + Kennedy NY, BBDO NY, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Discovery Communications, VH1, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Grey NY, Episode 4, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal, JASH, 180 LA, McCann, Nomadic, Bloomberg, VMLY&R, Bullish, TBWA/Chiat/Day NY, Publicis, dentsu mcgarrybowen, The Martin Agency, Motive Creative Studio, Leo Burnett Chicago, Cramer-Krasselt, Decoded, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi London

VP/Creative Director BBDO New York

November 2007 – April 2014

Foot Locker, Snickers, Diet Dew, FedEx, AT&T, Champs Sports, Bud Light, GE, Special Olympics, Twix, Pepsi

Freelance Art Director
February 2007 – November 2007

BBDO New York, Walrus, Toy, Filter

Art Director TBWAChiatDay New York
July 2004 – February 2007

SprintNextel, Skittles, Snickers, Absolut Vodka

Freelance Art Director/Designer
August 2001 – July 2004

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal, Merkley + Partners, Cliff Freeman & Partners

Awards & Recognition

Cannes Lions
One Show
Webby Awards
Art Directors Club
London International Awards
Communication Arts
NY Festivals
Effie Award
TBS Funniest Commercials of the Year


Pratt Institute
The City College of New York


Syracuse University
Bachelors of Science, Advertising

jasonstefanik (at) gmail.com


As a freelancer, I not only got to work with a ton of great people, but I was also able to work on a ton of great brands. I learned about a wide variety of categories, their challenges and their opportunities.

Here is a shortlist of the brands I have worked on:

Did you just get to the bottom of this page and think “wait, I was looking for Jason Stefanik, the Canadian poet, I’m not sure this is the same guy.” Well you’re right, that’s a different guy, but you can find his excellent book of poetry here.
And if you’re wondering if I’m related to Elise Stefanik, the Congressman from Upstate New York, sorry, also no relation. But you can find more information about her here and here and here and here. In short, she’s a terrible, awful, no good person.