Jason McDowell

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Jason McDowell grew up in central Iowa and moved to Milwaukee in 2000 to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

In 2006 he began working with OnMilwaukee as an advertising designer, but has since taken on a variety of rolls as the Creative Director, tackling all kinds of design problems, from digital to print, advertising to branding, icons to programming.

In 2016 he picked up the 414 Digital Star of the Year award.

Most other times he can be found racing bicycles, playing board games, or petting dogs.

Recent Articles
 Marketplace - January 20, 2020
 On designing a game that interconnects my life and connects with others
 It's fun (and frustrating, yes) to watch people playtest your creation. Every game night provided a new opportunity to make the experience a little better. But then one day you watch a game play out with your complete silence and that's when you know that you've made something special that actually works.
 Arts & Entertainment - January 13, 2020
 Broken Contract launches Kickstarter to fund table top game expansion
 Help fund the production of new in-game figures: four breaker children and a hard luck dog.
 Sports - November 19, 2019
 Love for the new ball and glove
 The Brewers' new look is a satisfying new set of icons. It doesn't come out of left field, and while it doesn't quite knock it out of the park, it is an exciting evolution that takes me back (to the ballgame).
 Buzz - November 4, 2019
 Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ is great
 It comes with a bigger screen, pressure sensitive stylus, three cameras, fewer buttons and jacks, and a higher price tag. But it still might be a worthwhile investment.
 Sports - October 14, 2019
 GP Jo brings tracklocross to Wisconsin
 GP Jo Van Deraffe is moving from its original home at Mitchell Park and will instead be located at the Trek headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, bringing a full day of racing and Wisconsin's first Tracklocross race.
 Sports - September 23, 2019
 Trek Cyclocross World Cup brought the mudness to Waterloo
 After a full day of rains and races, these world class athletes battled it out in mud that was "three carpets deep."
 Sports - August 30, 2019
 The muddy and merry cyclocross season returns in September
 To be competitive riders manifest their technical skills across a variety of turns, terrains, barriers and straight-up open chases.
 Music - August 30, 2019
 Say it ain't so! New NO/NO album and a farewell show
 As if the album was meant to mirror trajectory our too-short time with the group, the final song, "A Constant State of Flux," arrives quickly and ends abruptly, reminding us that nothing lasts forever.
 Living - July 15, 2019
 Bike boulevard plans for Riverwest and Harambee reaching finalization
 Fratney and Wright were selected thanks to their low impact on the already low traffic flow, position between busy arterial streets, promoting connectivity between neighborhoods, and proximity to the Beerline bike trail.
 Sports - July 12, 2019
 Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic mountain bike race returns
 Rip your way through Minooka Park at the Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic, a mountain bike race for all skill levels.

Recent Podcasts
Music - May 7, 2008
 Shawn King talks about selling out to the McRib
OnMilwaukee.com reporter Jason McDowell chats with DeVotchKa drummer and trumpet player Shawn King about the dangers of selling music for commercial use.
Length: 00:07:33
Arts and Entertainment - April 17, 2007
 Interview with artist Jessica Bayliss
Jessica discusses how she got into animation, her recent projects, and how long it takes to film two minutes of stop motion. Jessica will be showing her work starting April 20, 2007.
Length: 00:19:20
Arts and Entertainment - April 5, 2007
 Interview with artist Katie Musolff
Katie Musolff, an artist & portrait painter is located in Bay View. In her interview we find out how the artist can support herself in the Milwaukee scene through teaching, portraits, religious iconography, and contests and still find time for her personal work.
Length: 00:21:20
Arts and Entertainment - January 19, 2007
 Interview with artist Neil Kloppenborg
Neil and Jason discuss Neil's new gallery showing on Gallery Night featuring his work from the last three years.
Length: 00:10:04