Jason Willis

I’m most passionate about telling meaningful stories. Sometimes that’s through video or photography and sometimes it’s through design. Seeing those stories help promote a purpose or build a brand is the most rewarding thing to be a part of.

About Jason / Director of Media

I’m a designer, videographer, and/or photographer depending on the day, and I help manage the creative for Argonomo’s clients and ventures. I have worked for a variety of organizations and industries throughout Metro Detroit from corporate to non-profit, education to editorial, and consumer to business-to-business.

I am a proud Golden Grizzly and Oakland University alum where I worked in communications and marketing prior to joining the Argonomo team. During my time there I worked on a variety of media projects to market OU through digital advertising, social media, the university’s website, and publications. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a minor in Graphic Design. I’m still involved at OU where I teach multimedia classes for the Oakland University Center for Autism.

My interest in the creative field began in high school newspaper and yearbook classes (where I met my now wife, Angie). That interest in telling stories and documenting events led me to a local photography studio after high school where I grew my skill set while in college. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with many local businesses and non-profits including the American Heart Association, Automation Alley, Downtown Detroit Partnership, DTE Energy, GTB, Warrior Sports, Brine Lacrosse, and many others.

When I’m not working I can often be heard in the basement playing drums or guitar. I was in a band during high school and recently got back into playing music and taking lessons. I’m always finding new music on Spotify and obsessively tracking my listening on Last.fm. My wife and I are also big Oakland University basketball fans and make it to nearly every home game. We love to travel and plan to visit every national park someday.

Competencies

  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Videography
  • Video editing
  • Photography
  • Storytelling
  • Branding
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign

Experience Highlights

  • Digital Strategy Manager at Oakland University
  • Videographer for Warrior and Brine Lacrosse
  • Videographer for American Heart Association
  • Graphic designer for Downtown Detroit Partnership
  • Page designer at The Detroit News
  • Design editor for The Oakland Post
  • Wedding videographer and photographer
  • Graphic designer at Grid4 Communications

My life in a nutshell