Vladimir Jones appointed Matt Ingwalson and Jennifer Hohn to roles as partners and executive creative directors, starting November 1. Together, the duo will focus on developing the creative department’s size and capabilities.
Jennifer Hohn is a leader in the Denver ad community, currently serving as president of Ad Club Denver. She’s also made a name for herself nationally as a 99U ambassador and blogger on Huffington Post. She’s been with Vladimir Jones for the past three years, building the creative team and establishing the agency as a force to be reckoned with.
A Denver/Boulder native, Matt Ingwalson joined the agency November 1. Throughout his career he’s worked on national brands such as McDonald’s, American Crew, Colorado Tourism, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Chili’s, where he led the development of all interactive work including video content, social platforms and display advertising. Along the way he’s picked up Webbys, Awwwards and awards from the FWA. He also has a reputation for developing junior creatives and leading through enthusiasm.
“I was attracted to VJ because of their focus on truly creating great creative work. Known for being a relationship-driven agency, they have a deep history with their clients, with many relationships lasting over 10 years. What drew me in was VJ’s commitment to revolutionize their creative department. With an ever-changing media landscape, they are committed to being at the forefront, and I want to help drive that charge,” explained Matt.
“We spent a lot of time and effort searching for the perfect creative team to lead the voice of VJ,” said Meredith Vaughan, CEO. “Since my family founded VJ in 1970, the agency has been focused on equality, even at a time when that was unheard of in the advertising industry. We’ve been proud to be a women-owned and women-led agency since our founding, and wanted a team that provided an equal partnership and perspective that reflected the values of VJ: trust, partnership and, most importantly, empathy. We feel Jen and Matt are the perfect fit, and can’t be more excited to see the work they create together.”