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Jacobs Agency Keep its Momentum going with Addition to Creative Team

CHICAGO, August 10, 2016 —Jacobs Agency began heating up last summer, adding five members to the team, but the momentum isn’t stopping any time soon. Eight new creatives have joined the agency, ready to hit the ground running.

Recent new hires include Christine Webster, Jeni Brendemuehl, Dillon Arloff, Brittany Downs, James Franklin, Samantha Levine, John Montesantos and Bonnie-Cate Culhane.


Christine Webster, Associate Creative Director

Joining from Beam Suntory working on brands like Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek; as well as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Subway and Kraft Foods from her time at Upshot; Christine’s a perfect match for Jacobs Agency.

Jeni Brendemuehl, Associate Creative Director

Jeni comes to Jacobs Agency from Arc Worldwide, having worked on brands such as Alcon and Scotch Tape. Jeni brings top leadership and creative thinking to the team.

Dillon Arloff, Art Director

Fresh from Tribune Content Solutions as the UI/UX Designer, Dillion also has experience from his time at Upshot on P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Subway and Kraft accounts. Dillion will help round of the art direction side of the creative team.

Brittany Downs, Graphic Designer and Production Artist

After a freelance stint, Brittany has joined Jacobs Agency’s creative team full time! Previously, she worked at The Food Group on Kraft-Heinz, Tabasco, Delmonte, Dannon and Florida Orange Juice brands.

James Franklin, Junior Art Director

Previously working to complete his degree at Columbia College Chicago, James was brought on full-time after his internship with Jacobs Agency to work on all accounts.

Samantha Levine, Junior Art Director

Samantha joins Jacobs Agency from freelancing at The Lucky Monk and Blacktop Creative in Kansas City before that. She has experience in branding and web design, with work on Applebee’s and New Balance accounts.

John Montesantos, Copywriter

Joining the team all the way from Kansas City, John worked at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, on the Sonic Drive-In and Kansas City Chiefs accounts. Paired with time at the Hallmark Company, he is a force to be reckoned with on all accounts.

Bonnie-Cate Culhane, Copywriter

Bonnie joins Jacobs Agency from Current Marketing, where she honed her skills in all things digital and social media. From influencers to Twitter posts she worked on The Clorox Company, Samsung, Wines of Sicilia DOC and goodnessknows brands.


Said, Tom Jacobs, President of Jacobs Agency, “in less than a year we’ve more than doubled our staff. We will continue to produce strong, compelling work, and our newest team members are smart and talented additions, making it that much easier.”

Jacobs Agency is 35 strong and still growing, with a full service offering for top brand name local and regional clients including Smithfield Foods, Amtrak, Insurance Auto Auctions and Baird & Warner.


Now as then, Jacobs Agency remains a fiercely independent Chicago based full service agency.

About Jacobs Agency

Fiercely independent, Jacobs Agency believes that great results are the product of great ideas. Born from their clients’ objectives, Jacobs Agency creates targeted advertising that cuts through today’s tangled marketing landscape and reaches consumers with engaging messages that move hearts and products.  To find out how, visit


If you would like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with please contact: Tom Jacobs at 312.664.5000 extension 113 or email

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