I don't know why people write these in the third person. It's weird.

I'm an internationally awarded art director/creative director with over 12 years of  industry experience. I studied graphic design at George Brown College and cut my teeth at boutique agencies in Toronto. Craving more control over the communication of the work, I jumped from design to art direction. I spent 4 years as Senior Art Director at Proximity/BBDO, and over 3 years at The&Partnership as Associate Creative Director before going freelance full-time. Most recently, I've spent 10 months as freelance Design Director for The Garden North America.

When I'm not working, you can usually find me waist-deep in a mountain river fly fishing, running the streets in stretchy pants, or in the gym chipping away at a total body transformation. 

I am available in both Vancouver and Toronto for remote or in-person work. 
But don't take my word for it, here's what people on Facebook had to say about me:

Big shoulders. Big heart.
- Nancy Crimi Lamana, Chief Creative Officer at FCB and might have a crush on me?
Jon MacArthur is one brave MF.
- Fernando Salvador, ACD at MullenLowe and soft-spoken rock'n'roller.
Have beard will fish.
- Doug Bramah, freelance writer and duck face selfier.
Jon MacArthur art directs the living shit out of any brief put in front of him. He's also a secret Medieval Times fanatic; who knew?
- Stuart Thursby, fantastic albeit color-blind art director.
Hard on the outside. Gooey on the inside.
- Jon Finkelstein, ECD and funky drummer.

2018 RGD So(cial) Good Design Awards – Non Profit, Client-Initiated
2017 Marketing Awards Silver – Design
2015 ADCC Silver x2 – Product Promotion, Animation & Motion 
2015 Lotus Awards Bronze x2 – TV Single, Online Film Series
2015 Promo Awards – Best Activity Generating Brand Volume
2015 FAB Awards – Online Advertising, User Generated Content
2015 Caples - Finalist
2014 Applied Arts x3 – Online Campaign, Viral, Branded Content
2014 FAB Awards – Advertising Effectiveness
2013 Communication Arts - Design Annual
2013 Marketing Bronze - Digital
2013 Marketing Bronze - Package Design
2013 Applied Arts
2012 ADCC Silver 
2012 Caples Bronze
2012 FWA Shortlist
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