Jeff O’Keefe 

                            Creative Director/Writer

I live for narratives of all kinds. For stories that move people. I don’t know the child fused to my ear in my profile pic, though that sounds like a decent start to a story right there.     

I took a mid-career detour in to academia and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, writing fiction for two years. When it was over, I taught there fulltime for three more. 

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 bike, mostly with the Fireflies, a fantastic group of industry professionals raising money to fight cancer.

Work Experience:

ChiatDay, Los Angeles, CA
January 2021 – present
Creative Director
Client: Jack in the Box
Formerly CD’d: Behr Paint, Blue Diamond Almonds

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 Nissan cars.

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

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 a 2-year writing fellowship, I taught fiction writing classes to undergrads.

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

Honors: Clios (Gold and Silver), Effies (Bronze), One Show, Shorty Awards, Andy Awards, Spikes Asia 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.