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
 
 Buzz - February 20, 2019
 Take a break from shoveling with Wisco Bingo (then sigh and get back to it)
 Who knew that shoveling out a neighbor while they're on vacation could be so fun?
 
 Buzz - February 15, 2019
 Milwaukee will get a new flag, but what it will look like is still in question
 The Arts Board deliberated and decided that yes, the city needed a new flag, but did not explicitly state what the flag should look like.
 
 Living - February 15, 2019
 Show your support for the family of DPW worker Bryan Rodriguez
 Bryan Rodriguez was out on the job filling potholes when he was struck and killed by a driver who pinned Rodriguez between their car and the back of his own work truck.
 
 Marketplace - January 15, 2019
 Google Pixelbook laptop/tablet is a nice entertainment device
 The device is crisp, bright and fun to use, but a lack of key apps causes productivity to suffer.
 
 Marketplace - January 10, 2019
 New Belgianwerkx Bicycle Studio owner wants to bring start-up energy to shop
 Belgianwerkx Bicycle Studio has changed hands from Bill Koehler to John W. Miller, founder of Milwaukee-based venture capital firm, Arenberg Holdings. The sale, according to a press release, was finalized on Dec. 31.
 
 Holiday Guide - November 28, 2018
 Add Milwaukee Krampusnacht to your holiday traditions
 In the last decade Krampus has found a new niche of fans, who desire a less sanitized or perhaps a less copyrightable, corporate-friendly holiday mascot.
 
 Buzz - November 15, 2018
 Let's save $100,000 and just vote on the flag already
 If the design wasn't good, this flag would have died. But now it's more popular than ever.
 
 Holiday Guide - November 13, 2018
 Slide into the spirit of the season with the Santa Cycle Rampage
 Over the last decade it has attracted thousands of people to get dressed up in red white and green and take to two wheels for a holiday Halloween of sorts.
 
 Sports - November 6, 2018
 Stories from the cyclocross scene
 "Omg I'm going to die. I can't do this. My legs are going to fall off. Why am I doing this? Why did I PAY to do this? My lungs are going to collapse. Keep going. Keep moving forward. You can do this."
 
 Sports - November 5, 2018
 The new Bucks City Edition uniforms are loud and secretly great
 The current green and cream standard does have a classic, understated cool-ness to it. But this bold, new, colorful City uniform is great for the exact opposite reasons.
 


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