Jason Ferguson is an award-winning creative director and writer in New York City. He grew up in Florida, attended New York University, created theatre in London for six years, lived on a cruise ship for nine months, was P. Diddy’s personal assistant, and has a lot to write about. The Huffington Post called him “a social media savant” even though he deleted Snapchat, and The Verge called his work “subtle, enigmatic, and really tasteful” probably because he doesn’t use exclamation marks.
Jason started in advertising as a copywriter and creative director for Google events. This was followed by time as a senior copywriter at Big Spaceship creating award-winning work for Samsung Mobile and more Google. As an associate creative director at R/GA, he worked on Verizon and Samsung. Since becoming a freelance creative director, he’s worked at agencies including McCann, Giant Spoon, R/GA, FCB, Edelman, Tool of North America, and Facebook Creative Shop. His work has won many industry awards, including Cannes Lions, Clios, Shortys, and an Emmy in 2018 for the “SXSWestworld” immersive theatre experience for HBO.
Outside of adland, Jason writes for various media. His 360 short film The Crew, created with support from Google, played at film festivals and conferences around the world and took home multiple awards including Best VR at the Asia Web Awards and was a CINE Golden Eagle Awards finalist. He produced the critically acclaimed London revival of Ragtime, nominated for five Off West End Awards (three wins), a Whatsonstage Award for Best Musical Revival, a BroadwayWorld Award for Best Musical, and was a Time Out ‘Best of 2011’. Other theatre highlights include writing and directing the 75th anniversary concert of Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army at Feinstein’s/54 Below, being part of the producing team for Punchdrunk and Old Vic’s immersive theatre show Tunnel 228 staged in secret tunnels beneath Waterloo Station, working on Broadway (Movin' Out, The Odd Couple, Mark Twain Tonight) and the West End (Never Forget, Dirty Dancing), and taking a nine month sabbatical from advertising to help save the State Theatre of North Carolina. His fiction has been recognized by Glimmer Train and Newtown Literary. He is on the board of off-Broadway theatre company Clubbed Thumb, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.