Jenny McDowell - Business Lead
A strategic thinker with an eye for ideas and design, Jenny is the bridge builder and relationship leader between clients, the agency and our partners. Jenny’s experience ranges from a local staples like Old Dutch and Marvin Windows, to global brands like General Mills, Post Foods, Target, ConAgra and more. Her passion to grow her clients’ businesses is only eclipsed by her passion to get her two boys to their hockey games in a timely manner without forgetting any gear. And we all know if you can manage that, you can manage anything.
Brian Hurley - Creative Lead
No small thought has ever come out of Brian’s head. As Creative Lead, Brian oversees teams and helps build ideas to their absolute bigness. As an art director, Brian has vast experience in food, packaged goods and just really making stuff look killer. His creative thinking has driven brands such as Pebbles Cereal, Yoplait, Heggies Pizza and Payless Shoes. As Public Works’ resident soccer expert, Brian is always more than willing to share some of the nuances of the game when people ask. They usually don’t.
Derek Bitter - Creative Lead
Derek is a writer by trade who still clings to the notion that advertising can change the world. As Creative Lead, he looks for ideas that will do just that. Competitive to a fault, Derek’s been able to turn the fire that drove him to become a fairly average player on a highly mediocre adult rec league hockey team into a creative career working with multiple pro sports brands including the Minnesota Wild, Nike, Bauer Hockey and the Detroit Pistons.
Chris Henderson - Creative Lead
A tinkerer, a doer and an activator, Chris oversees digital creative and design while playing a hands-on role in bringing ideas to life. He has been the Creative Lead on everything from Target to General Mills to Post Foods. Chris goes seamlessly from working in pencils to pixels. An illustrator at heart, Chris has the rare quality of being a truly digital thinker without being a robot. But if he were one, he would definitely be a bad-ass robot. Probably with lasers.