Hello! I’m Jeanne Ivy, a creative director who’s dedicated to helping people improve their content—and their creative abilities. In fact, I’ve been in the business of developing compelling content for nearly 25 years. Along the way, I’ve led creatives and communication specialists to tap into the power of their distinctive talents and perspectives.
Of course, being a creative director is only one facet of who I am. I write and publish, design and print, and tweet, gram and pin. I also adore travel, poetry, fashion, cheese, earning splat points (look it up), tumbling down the rabbit hole of curiosity, and being Aunt Jeanne. Want to know even more? Check out my assorted Q&A.
Content reviews. Supporting employee comms teams and agency creative departments with daily creative direction office hours, with a focus on refining the work through guidance and mentoring (rather than ego and edicts).
Presentations. Evaluating and collaboratively editing presentation narratives, polishing slide designs to maximize key points (and attention spans), and providing recommendations for supporting prework or follow-up content.
Training + facilitation. Leading workshops and brainstorming sessions to help teams think bigger and more creatively—or get unstuck and refreshed (because even seasoned creatives occasionally need some pixie dust).
Branding. Helping brands express their positioning and key characteristics by directing the development of value propositions, taglines, and anthems, as well as brand books to guide the tone, look and feel of all branded content.
Brands: Alaska Airlines, ASUS, Boys Town, Cisco, Creighton University, Extensis, Healthways, HP, Intel, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, Nike, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Restaurants Unlimited, SCRAP, TD Ameritrade
Agencies: CMD Agency, Ervin & Smith, WONGDOODY
Clarifying: “Jeanne is brilliant at getting to the core of a business problem and coming up with the best way to tell a simple story to the audience in a compelling and unique way that is meaningful.” John O’Connell, Group Creative Director, CMD
Inspiring: “Jeanne is an amazing mentor. She provides encouragement when needed, is great with constructive feedback and is willing to take strategic risks. All-in-all, she’s a great asset to any team she’s working with.” Megan Merry, Creative Director, ITA Group
Leading: “Jeanne inspires excellence and her dedication is bar none. She has impressed me with her knowledge, drive and command of the work being produced. I can truly say that she’s a creative partner that you want in your corner.” Michael Murdock, VP and Group Account Director, Zimmerman Agency
Collaborating: “Jeanne can take the most mundane content and breathe inspirational life into it. She collaborates easily and listens astutely. Best of all, she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.” Kelly Rose, Senior Marketing Manager, CLEAResult
Innovating: “Jeanne consistently brings strategic thinking, passion and solid creativity to a wide range of projects. She is a collaborative partner who thinks beyond the obvious solution and encourages others to do the same.” Elissa Kevrekian, Art Director and Creative Strategist