about celia jones
i am wife and mother. a sister and a daughter. a writer and an aesthete. a lover of beautiful things and making things beautiful—whether by capturing them on camera, expressing them in words, or experiencing them, truly, in the moment. i am mostly an optimist but sometimes a pessimist. i am a believer in life—despite all its imperfections—embraced and fully lived.
a writer and marketing professional, i have deep experience in strategic marketing communications—both on the client and agency sides. i’ve led marketing and PR initiatives for a range of organizations, including an international software company, an interior design show producer, and most recently, a full-service ad agency in chicago, havas worldwide.
prior to joining havas chicago, i was global marketing director at critical mass, a digital experience design agency, and director of content and lead copywriter at designkitchen, an interactive marketing and branding agency. there, i helped clients such as life fitness, oprah’s angel network, motorola, jones lang lasalle, homedics and bally total fitness articulate their brand stories through purposeful messaging and engaging experiences.
i graduated cum laude with a BA in english from the university of notre dame, and also hold a juris doctor from loyola university school of law.
i believe you can have it all. just not all the time. not like in fairy tales. not wrapped up in a perfect little bow. but in moments: of inspiration. of pride. of love. of excitement. of connection. of forgiveness. of compassion. moments of gratitude that don’t just balance the bad, the ugly, the unsavory in your life—they outweigh it.