Professional Résumé

Jean Marcellino


7/98~3/03   J. Walter Thompson
Senior partner / Creative Director

2/92~7/98  Free-lance art direction for Young & Rubicam (1 year), DMB&B (1 year), Doremus (2 years), McCaffrey & McCall (6 months), Chiat/Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, Lord Dentsu, Siegal & Gale, and others.

7/90~2/92  Wells, Rich, Greene / BDDP
Sr. VP / Associate Creative Director

4/88~7/90  Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein, Inc.
Sr. VP / Associate Creative Director

1/88~4/88  N. W. Ayer
VP / Creative Supervisor

1986~1988  J. Walter Thompson
VP / Sr. Art Director

1980~1986   Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein, Inc.
VP / Sr. Art Director

1977~1980   Arista Records
Sr. Art Director

1970~1977   Marcellino Studios
Art Director / Designer

1965~1970   CBS, Columbia Records
Art Director / Designer


Cooper Union
Graduated with highest grade point average


Jean Marcellino graduated with honors from Cooper Union as an advertising design major. After some initial jobs in advertising, publishing, sales promotion and industrial design firms, she became an art director/designer at Columbia Records, creating ads and album covers for many popular acts.

During the early 70s, in addition to raising a son, she and her husband, an illustrator/designer, formed a graphic design studio, specializing in book jackets, record albums and corporate identity development. For three years Jean headed the advertising arm of creative services for Arista Records.

In 1980 she joined Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein, achieving a vice-presidency two years later. During her nearly seven years there, she worked on many accounts, including Tiffany, The New Yorker and Fuji Audio and Video Tape. For five years her primary account was IBM Corporate, for which her work earned many industry awards.

Her next position was with J. Walter Thompson where she continued her presence on the IBM business. Other responsibilities included work on Kodak Batteries, Wedgwood and Slice. She then moved to N. W. Ayer as a Creative Supervisor on Gillette before returning to LGFE as a Sr. VP/Associate Creative Director on the Hennessy Cognac and Codex Accounts.

For two years Jean created and supervised advertising at Wells, Rich, Greene on Benson & Hedges, Sheraton Hotels and the Chase Manhattan Bank.

In early 1993, she decided to strike out on her own. After a brief submersion in computer courses at The School of Visual Arts, she began to free-lance as both an art director and graphic designer. She worked with many agencies, including Chiat/Day (New York Life), Young & Rubicam (Digital Computers, Light & Lively Cottage Cheese, Jell-o), McCaffrey & McCall (Hartford Life Insurance, Robutussin, Arts & Entertainment Network, Tiffany), Lord Dentsu (Radio Shack), Saatchi & Saatchi (British Airways), Siegal & Gale (Chubb, Caterpillar, Lincoln Savings Bank), and DMB&B where she created television commercials for Procter & Gamble brands, including Vicks VapoRub, DayQuil and Clearasil. For over two years in the late nineties, she free-lanced at Doremus, an agency which specializes in the financial category.

In 1998, Jean returned to J. Walter Thompson as Senior Partner and Creative Director, working exclusively on the Merrill Lynch account. Her primary focus was on print advertising for the Global Markets and Investment Banking division, as well as for arts sponsorship.

Jean’s work has won awards from the One Show, Communication Arts, Stephen Kelly (finalist for three consecutive years), The Art Directors Show, Clio, Andy, AIGA, International Festival, The Creativity Show and many others.