Jay Kerness

Director of Client Strategy

Jay Kerness

Just before setting a strategy so different yet so perfect that a campaign nearly builds itself, Jay often apologizes for wandering into “creative territory.” He’s been doing exactly that for 30 plus years — 12 of them working with Grafik. After getting his MBA from Harvard, Jay started his career in Chicago working for Leo Burnett and launching multi-channel marketing campaigns for huge national brands, such as General Motors, Keebler, and Mobile One. He continues to tackle the most daunting business challenges for our clients, particularly in the government and B2B sectors.


Jay Kerness's favorite things
Family of Jay Kerness, Director of Client Strategy

Three Men and a Baby

Lisa Kerness sitting under a tent

The Good Doctor

Long Live Rock sign

Hello Cleveland!

Picture of the Washington Nationals stadium scoreboard

Friday Night Lights


Jay Kerness's latest thinking
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