Jeff O’Keefe 

                            Creative Director/Writer

I live in LA with my family and a part-terrier rescue named Olive. Our only requirement was that she didn’t shed. Turns out she sheds, but now we love her, so we don’t care.

I live for narratives of all kinds. For stories that move people.    

I was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, immersed in writing fiction for two years while surrounded by some very talented people. When it was over, I taught there fulltime for three more years.

I’ve published some stories -- this is one of my favorites. Someone almost gets pantsed in it. This one, about a guy selling fraudulent Red Hot Chili Peppers memorabilia on Craigslist, isn’t much longer than this paragraph.

I spend an inordinate amount of my free time on a bicycle, mostly with the Fireflies, a fantastic group comprised of industry professionals raising money to fight cancer.

Work Experience:

ChiatDay, Los Angeles, CA
January 2021 – present
Creative Director
Clients: Behr Paint, Jack in the Box
Previous client: Blue Diamond

ChiatDay, Los Angeles, CA
March 2019 – December 2020
Associate Creative Director
Clients: QuickBooks, Frontline Workers Counseling Project, Standard Chartered, The Grammys. 

Media Arts Lab, Los Angeles, CA:
January 2016 – March 2019
Associate Creative Director
I made film and digital work for iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV and more.

Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, CA
February 2012 – December 2015
Associate Creative Director
I spent a whole lot of time thinking about cars. Client: Nissan.

Freelance, San Francisco and Los Angeles
A few clients: Apple, iShares, HP, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft, Williams Sonoma, Nissan.

William M Chace Lecturer
September 2009-August 2010
Stanford University
I taught fiction writing classes in the continuing studies program.

Jones Lecturer
September 2006-August 2008
Stanford University
Following my writing fellowship, I taught fiction writing to undergrads.

Ogilvy, New York, NY
December 1998-August 2002
Copywriter, Partner
Clients: IBM, Sprite, Motorola

Honors: Clios (Gold and Silver), Effies, One Show, Shorty Awards, Andy Awards, Ad Age Best Award, Adweek Best Spots of the Year, CA Advertising Annual, Archive, Graphis and more.

For a deeper dive into my experience, check out my LinkedIn profile.