Jon Kallus

A founder and creative director, working to help brands make people happy


The business of happiness


My approach to growing brands is based on a simple premise. Goodwill is an incredibly valuable asset. 

I believe that ambitious organisations can create uncommon value for themselves and others by playing nice, being real, and making things that make people happy. In other words, generating goodwill, generates goodwill.


Output based on a simple insight


Brands are a lot like people. You spend more time with the ones you like.

My job is to create unique, confident personalities and communications for products, projects, and brands so that the world can know them, like them, and choose them.


+   Mission & ambition definition

+   Identity formation

+   Brand & product messaging strategy

+   New product development and launch plans

+   User experience design

+   Social media strategy, creative concepts, and production

+   Online, film, experiential, print, & outdoor advertising


Fresh thoughts.
Or first words


My strategic studio, Joe Future, and creative company, Joe Projects, both work with businesses of every size and across all industries. Whether the brand is still just a brazen idea, or already a global household name, our offering covers the entire business lifecycle. 


+   ‘Concept level’ companies

+   Early stage startups

+   Small and medium size businesses

+   Direct to consumer e-commerce brands

+   Multinational corporations and global consumer brands

Experience everywhere


I spent over a dozen years at some of the world’s most creative international agencies, developing campaigns, leading teams, and running accounts for some of the world’s best known brands. 


But first, coffee


A brand’s potential springs from the human beings operating it. So let’s start things with a chat.

It’s not new agey. Candor, trust, and laughter lead to honest, likeable things that build awareness, value, and goodwill.


Let’s talk shop


I’ve been an instructorspeaker, and jury foreman at D&AD, and I’ve mentored and spoken about advertising and creativity at schools and universities around the world. I’m from New York, I live in sunny London, and I’m in Sydney every so often too. (Totally follow my Insta here.) Give me a shout below to say hi and talk shop, wherever in the world you may be. 


Speak soon