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Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Jarrod Higgins

Creative Director / Wieden+Kennedy Portland

Topic: JUNIOR: A simulated first year of advertising


Jarrod Higgins is a Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland. He grew up in Oklahoma as the son of a world-renowned sasquatch researcher and a saxophone-playing nurse. Jarrod attended the University of Oklahoma before graduating from the Creative Technology track at the Brandcenter.

Jarrod has overseen work for clients like Kentucky Fried Chicken, Supercell, Chiquita, Travel Oregon and Travel Portland. Prior to becoming a Creative Director, Jarrod worked as a Copywriter on Old Spice, Oreo, Trident, Samsung, MTV, TurboTax, and EA Games. He has made a teenage robot squid, branded an eclipse, and is responsible for the world's ugliest shoes.

Outside of work, Jarrod enjoys video games, dumb synthesizers, tuba playing, and spending time with his two young children who sadly do not yet play the tuba.

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