committed to helping individuals and organizations identify and obtain
successful business realities, Jake Sullivan brings a unique blend of
creativity, passion and practicality to every venture. Recognizing at
an early age his gift for storytelling, the proud son of a first
generation college graduate, Jake obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Film
from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He spent the first
part of his career in the commercial, music video and film industry
working with top entertainers and Fortune 500 companies.
As a business strategist, brand steward and creative director, Jake has
provided visionary strategic thinking and real-world expertise to a
diverse set of companies. From micro-breweries to international
government contractors, Jake has the unique ability to discover, capture
and communicate an organization’s brand. Jake is also an insurgent with Alex Bogusky's Fearless Revolution.
Creative Direction and Leadership
Associate Creative Director - Cubic - Tulsa, OK - 2004/Present
Jack of all trades instrumental in Cubic's sustained growth,
contributing to everything from logo development to tradeshow booth
design. Created the "Finding the Stone" branding methodology. Function
as a lead creative on all advertising, shoot and edit video,
copy writing, art direction, bike rack construction, shoulder to cry on.
Camera Assistant - Freelance, Los Angeles - 1996/1999
hand experience helping the world's top agencies and the best
commercial directors in the business make award winning spots. Intimate
knowledge of the ins and outs of all aspects of production, from concept
to final edit. Maintain focus, attention to detail, and positive
attitude in a high pressure environment.
Sam Bayer - HSI - Nike, Mountain Dew, Pepsi
Jeff Preiss - Epoch - Bank of America, Budweiser
Steve Chase - Reactor - Budweiser, Bud Light
Paul Hunter - HSI -Lenny Kravitz, Hole
Joseph Kahn/ Brett Ratner - RSA - Wu Tang, Tribe Called Quest
Tony Kaye - New Line Cinema American History X
Neil LaBute - Universal/USA Films Nurse Bettty
Cinematographer/Co-Producer - Rockcity.com, LA - Summer 2000
the adventures of six college students as the travel through England,
France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Cast “talent”, coordinated all
travel and accommodations, wrote equipment carne to get through customs,
negotiated contracts with vendors, handled passport verifications, etc.
Cinematographer for all activities including - bungee jumping in the
Alps, cart racing in England, gay pride parade in Paris, wine making in
France, working with famous glass artist in Venice, Holocaust museum in
Director/Producer/Founder - Deep Focus, L.L.C. - 2000/2001
Deep Focus while at the Art Center to facilitate the production of the
spec spots. Wrote, produced and directed all three spots with extremely
high production value for less than $30k. Worked with fantastic editors at Red Car in Los Angeles. Secured free telecine time with one of the best telecine artists in the business. Negotiated to film in the Rose Bowl at a 90% discount.
few of my favorite things (in no particular order): Great advertising,
Cool Hand Luke, common sense, skiing, English Premiere League Football,
laughter, chainsaws, M, The Confederacy of Dunces, Eric Hoffer, Wired, Fast Company, boingboing.net, andrewsullivan.com, a mouthful of sunflower seeds, my 1982 Redline Proline II, and my wife and kids.