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 - May 10, 2019
 Call for vendors: THE WAKE Bike Swap and Gold Sprints on June 1
 A bike swap, party and stationary bike race to benefit Vulture Space.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - May 7, 2019
 A geek's guide to Milwaukee
 Want to turn your weekend into a geekend? We've loaded up a day of activities that send you on a journey around the greater Milwaukee area in search of the premier geek experience. Good for any day, by the way, not just weekends. Enjoy!
 Sports - May 2, 2019
 The 10 best bike rides in Wisconsin
 Rides that challenge all riders and offer unforgettable experiences.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 14, 2019
 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.
 Buzz - April 13, 2019
 OnMilwaukee is bringing gifs and stickers to your social networks
 We have been putting out Milwaukee-themed emojis through our LocaMoji app for a few years, but now we're animating and integrating them through Giphy.
 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.

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