Jon McGrath

Art Director

Jon is an art director and designer at Advocate Creative. Although Jon’s focus is developing brand strategy and designing websites, you will often find him creating graphics for video projects, working on identity and print projects and keeping up-to-date on the latest industry trends and practices.

Immersed in the design industry since 2001, Jon has held leadership roles in multiple corporate and studio environments. He has worked in large corporate offices as well as mid- to small-size design firms. In addition to his design and art direction work, Jon served as an Adjunct and Visiting Instructor at Judson University for six years. His work has been recognized by leading design publications including HOW, Graphic Design USA, Chicago Book Clinic, Rockport Publishers.

Jon lives by the mantra “simplify the complicated.” He believes good design is not limited to big budgets or corporate bureaucracy. Good design is democratic; it is available to all who see its value and care to discover its potential.

My favorite spot in Chicago

the lakefront

A nerdy thing I love about design

zooming in to 3200% to make sure pixels are perfect

You would never guess

people ask me for directions no matter what country Im in

Favorite App

Google Maps

A few of Jons favorite things

Massimo Vignelli 2


Munich - Deutsches Museum - 07-0571




We are AC

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Jon McGrath

Art Director

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