Jerry DʼAscoli, Creative Catalyst • Artist, Dachshund Whisperer

Cross-platform for big Pharma, little Pharma, eyewear, patient care, electronics, Hollywood, trains, planes and automobiles. And a peculiar influence over dachshunds...

Something About me

My management style started at the dinner table before my feet even touched the floor. At a table set for 8, I learned to hear everyone (often at the same time). And being from a big family also meant having to be tough and hold your ground.
Working on both coasts and drawing insights from their cultures, my management approach is both empathetic and rigorous. I'm a tenacious defender of both the creative and the strategy. And if you're on my team, I know what you do because I've done it myself. So hard work never goes unnoticed or unrewarded. I'm not too proud to embrace the cliché of "work hard, play hard".

My philosophy

As a surfer, I approach work and life as you would a wave: spotting the opportunity, selecting the best approach, and channeling your energy into a powerful and impassioned ride. Knowing how and when to adapt to ever-changing conditions is key to this. I love what I do and try to instill that into my coworkers. When people work hard, get results, and get recognized, it's the difference between a routine day and an epic one.

Client Presentations
New Biz Pitches
Slices of Pizza
Dachshunds Whispered


I’ve been fortunate to work on both coasts for agencies both large and small. Incorporating the best of my managers and colleagues has helped form my ideology and work ethic.

    • Concepting
    • Shepherding
    • Evaluating
    • Designing

    Much more than just “The Big Idea”, it’s constant collaboration, curiosity, and objectivity. Evolving and shepherding ideas from start to finish.

    • Planning
    • Briefs
    • Research

    Without it, even the greatest ideas are hobbled. An effective communication must have a solid foundation, direction and focus.

    • Liaison
    • for Agency
    • to Client

    Being the voice and character of the agency is not to be taken lightly. The ability to liaise with the client is an art unto itself.

    • Teams
    • Budgets
    • Freelancers

    Being prepared, budget conscious, and fair but firm with your teams, maintains a healthy culture and a productive work environment.

    • Build Solid
    • Client
    • Relationships

    Nurturing client relationships through communication and results facilitates mutual respect, true collaboration, and organic business growth.

    • Inspire
    • Teams &
    • Individuals

    Time spent counseling and supporting young creatives pays dividends to the creative, agency, and its clients that far outweigh the effort.




New Biz




Adobe CC


I've worked in highly creative shops, on accounts spanning from Consumer to Pharma, and won awards for my agencies and clients. I pride myself on making the complex simple and creating communications that don't just sell but forge brand evangelists.

  • Gene Therapy
  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Managed Markets

Management, mentoring, and creative on digital, apps, video, print, and convention tactics for Novartis, Horizon, and new business.

  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional

Management and creative on digital, apps, print, presentations, and product launches.
Both planned and at the 11th hour.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Medical Devices
  • Product Launches

Oversee creative teams and freelancers, develop concepts and communications across all mediums for client partners, creative briefs, strategy, presentations, mentor, collaboration, product launches, budgets, and deadlines.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Managed Markets
  • Medical Devices

Creative concepts, communications, and product launches across all mediums for a variety of agencies and clients.
Both organized and at the 11th hour.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Managed Markets

Created consumer and professional concepts and communications across all mediums that helped breathe life back into a stagnant category, as well as re-energizing the client's Managed Market efforts. Client presentations, internal collaboration, ensuring budgets and deadlines are met.

  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Medical Devices
  • Traditional Consumer

Concepting and execution, strategy, presentation, product launches, and new business pitching. $8M+ in new biz wins.

  • Medical Devices & Imaging
  • Pharma—Consumer & Professional
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hospital Systems
  • Transportation

Led, mentored creative teams in strategic digital and cross-platform solutions, product launches, and new and growth business.

  • Hospitals
  • Hollywood Studios
  • Car and Home Audio
  • Breweries
  • Technology and Software Startups

Creative management, strategy, product launches, and new business. Solidifed client relationships.

BFA • Psychology Minor

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Creative Direction • Art Direction • Dachshunds

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