Spotlight On NW Creative: Jelly Helm Breaks Work For Oregon Humanities

Jelly Helm left his high profile and well-paying, if not always comfortable, position at Wieden + Kennedy about a year ago. He says he’s gaining momentum as a solo act now and that he feels great about his ability to provide a higher caliber of client service.

The relationship with “clients” has been transformative. I feel uncomfortable even calling them clients. Partners? Part of the team? I know, ick, sounds like something on a brochure, but it’s real: I traded the rectangular table for a circular one and that has made all the difference.

[via Dave Allen, who appears in the video above]

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.