After a 15 year career working on some of the biggest brands (Nike, Gatorade) at some of the biggest agencies (Wieden+Kennedy, TBWA \ Chiat \ Day) Jayanta Jenkins started a new chapter in-house for tech companies (Apple Beats by Dre, Twitter) as a global executive creative director. Now he’s one of the co-founders of Saturday Morning, a creative shop dedicated to raising awareness about bias and racial injustice. Recently named an AdWeek 2020 Agency Leader to Watch, Jayanta keeps a fresh perspective on culture, music, and communication.
On this episode of Creative Risk we look at the arc of a creative career. Jayanta’s work has a consistent point of view that reflects the Black experience. His ongoing work with Saturday Morning is as relevant as ever. The lessons he’s learned as a creative executive are words of wisdom for anybody aspiring to not just greatness in their professional life, but in their personal journey as human beings as well.
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Jayanta’s Portfolio: https://jayanta.dunked.com
Saturday Morning: https://www.saturdaymorning.co
Goodby Silverstein & Partners: https://goodbysilverstein.com
Relations by Kenna featuring Childish Gambino:
TBWA \ Chiat \ Day: https://www.tbwachiatday.com
Jay Chiat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Chiat
Lee Clow; https://tbwa.com/pirates/lee-clow
Rob Schwartz: https://tbwa.com/pirates/rob-schwartz
DJ Jayanta: https://www.mixcloud.com/freshistheword/
Beats by Dre: https://www.beatsbydre.com
Omar Johnson: https://twitter.com/omarjohnson
Jason White: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwhitelikes
Agency Spy: https://www.adweek.com/agencyspy
Jack Dorsey: https://twitter.com/jack
Leslie Berland: https://twitter.com/leslieberland
Here we are: https://jayanta.dunked.com/untitled-3
What’s Happening: https://jayanta.dunked.com/twitter-whats-happening
Let’s Go Twitter: https://jayanta.dunked.com/twitter-lets-go-twitter
ESPN The Last Dance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)
- Written, produced, and edited by Gabriel Shalom.
- Recorded remotely under quarantine by Gabriel Shalom.
- Engineering and original music by Alberto de Angeli.
- Additional audio engineering by Cory Choy of Silver.