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
 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.
 Living - June 25, 2019
 As distracted driving continues, protected bike lanes protect everyone
 Cycling and pedestrian improvements make streets safer for motorists, too.
 Marketplace - June 21, 2019
 First look: Cream City Hostel
 The Cream City Hostel is nearly ready for its first guests. Take a peek inside and see what's new.
 Sports - June 18, 2019
 Everything you need to know to enjoy the 2019 Tour of America's Dairyland
 The Tour of America's Dairyland is the nation's largest road cycling competition. Eleven days of block parties starts Thursday.
 Kids & Family - June 11, 2019
 Polish Moon slow roll unifies cultures with pedaling polka
 Milwaukee is a city with a diverse history, and the Wisconsin Bike Fed aims to celebrate these histories at the Polish Moon Ride on Friday, June 21 starting at 5 p.m.
 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!

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