Give him a good book, a clever canine and a hard cider and you’ll find Jason sittin’ pretty. But when he’s not lounging with his pack, he’s likely sipping craft beer at a local hangout or two-wheel cruising into the great unknown.
1. You’ve lived in a lot of different places. What’s your favorite regional cuisine from each?
Eau Claire, WI
Peanuts and cheese curds.
Carmine’s on Rush — incredible baked garlic cloves in oil.
Kansas City, MO
The Majestic Restaurant.
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery — short ribs.
Sushi Den — anything.
Rudy’s Pizzeria — cheese pizza and salad with delicious vinaigrette.
Redrock Canyon Grill — petite filet.
2. If you had to have one as a pet, which do you think you could tame the fastest — a dragon or a pack of wolves?
I was raised by a wolf pack with a black jaguar as my friend, so definitely wolves.
3. Is baseball still America’s pastime?
Hell yes! There’s nothing like sitting in a stadium drinking cheap canned beer, munchin’ salty peanuts and grubbin’ on hot dogs covered in relish and mustard. It’s like a giant bar with perfect lighting. Great for IG.
4. What’s your least favorite pizza topping?
Pepperoni. It’s made out of lips and ass***es.
5. If you could have a beer with one character from a book, who would it be?
The Judge from Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian.”
6. In your opinion, is English the ultimate language?
I’m not sure about that. It’s the only language I know. I failed Italian. I will say the American form of the English language is scruffy and scrappy. It’s definitely not the British form. Those writers make a piece of copy sing like the friggin’ Magna Carta.
7. What’s your favorite hangout?
Lucky’s, CSB, Meadowlark Farm and scary bars on the south side — for the experience.
8. If you could have only one drink other than water for the rest of your days, what would it be?
9. What are you most scared of?
Conforming. Not effecting change. Forgetting that rules are suggestions not absolutes.
10. What excites you most about working at Jajo?
This is a fantastic team. We’re a fun, thriving family that fits well and works hard together. We create work that I’m proud of. The vibe is electric, and the workspace encourages collaboration. I’ve worked in many agencies — some good, some great, some uninspired hellholes. Jajo is definitely the place where I feel most at home and consistently challenged to contribute my best work.