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Marquis Who's Who Honors Jon Ritt for Expertise in Advertising and Brand Development

Jon Ritt is lauded as an entrepreneur specializing in advertising and design

His tenure at Deutsch LA was also marked by substantial career growth and contributions to revitalizing other brands like Sony PlayStation, Dr Pepper, Snapple, and Anthem.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 09, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jon Ritt has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Ritt stands out as a luminary in the field of advertising and design. He is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Us Agency in San Francisco. Described as an outside in-house agency, his firm promotes growth for their clients through extensive collaboration, creativity, and strategy. Apart from serving clients, Mr. Ritt is dedicated to fostering a workplace culture that values creativity, teamwork, and individual growth, and he takes pride in maintaining an atmosphere of levity and camaraderie within his professional sphere. Formerly, Mr. Ritt has been the Owner, Creative Director, and Designer at Jon Ritt Design Company in Sausalito, California, since 2012.

Before his venture into entrepreneurship, Mr. Ritt was the Executive Creative Director and Partner at DDW SF, an award-winning brand story and design agency based in Sausalito, from 2021 to 2023. He held the same title at Electro, the in-house advertising agency of The Clorox Company, between 2018 and 2021. Mr. Ritt's career trajectory has included several other significant roles, such as the Senior Vice President and Design Director at Deutsch LA in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, where he was pivotal in establishing a premier design discipline within an advertising agency and was instrumental in leading the transformative redesign of Volkswagen. His tenure at Deutsch LA was also marked by substantial career growth and contributions to revitalizing other brands like Sony PlayStation, Dr Pepper, Snapple, and Anthem.

Mr. Ritt's collaborative work with esteemed strategists and global marketers has allowed him to explore innovative approaches to design-driven brand systems. Mr. Ritt's earlier roles include former ownership of Pool in San Francisco, where he was the company's Creative Director from 2000 to 2008, and at Man Bites Dog in the same capacity between 1997 and 2000. Earlier in his career, he garnered success as an Associate Creative Director at Gap Inc. from 1996 to 1997.

Aside from his fieldwork, Mr. Ritt has been influential in higher education as a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also has been a guest lecturer at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He has been an active board member of The Legacy Circle, a group of alumni dedicated to raising funds that directly benefit students at Art Center College of Design. Moreover, Mr. Ritt has generously donated his time by providing pro bono branding to City of Dreams, an organization dedicated to empowering at-risk youth by equipping them with essential life goals and skills to thrive in challenging environments.

The foundation of Mr. Ritt's success is attributed to his education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the College of Creative Studies at University of California-Santa Barbara in 1989 and a second Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Packaging from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1993. Mr. Ritt remains active in his professional community as a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ritt has been recognized with numerous accolades for his success in the industry, including as IHAF Agency of the Year for Electro by the In-House Agency Forum in 2019 and Brand of the Year for Clorox by ADWEEK in 2020. He also received Best in Packaging by ID Magazine, Designer to Watch from Graphic Design USA, and multiple other awards across the advertising and design industry.

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