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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
 Sports - July 1, 2020
 Trek CX Cup has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19
 But organizers plan to return for 2021.
 Arts & Entertainment - June 19, 2020
 Reckoning with slavery through creative writing, sci-fi and fantasy
 Fantastical stories from a black historical perspective that inspire and empower.
 Kids & Family - June 5, 2020
 Circumnavigate our celestial neighbor with the virtual Polish Moon Ride
 Practice celestial-distancing and log miles towards the moon's circumference in support of the Wisconsin Bike Fed.
 Sports - May 29, 2020
 Tour of America's Dairyland canceled due to coronavirus
 Tight pelotons, large crowds and shared housing are problematic as positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
 Music - May 1, 2020
 Support Milwaukee musicians via Bandcamp today
 Today Bandcamp is waiving their fee and giving all money from albums purchased from their site directly to the musicians. Here are 12 Milwaukee artists you should consider supporting.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 14, 2020
 Milwaukee images you've never seen before
 Celebrate Milwaukee Day with these totally Milwaukee images. They are shareable, fun and perfect for 414 Day or any day! On, Milwaukee.
 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.

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