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Jim Nelson

Chief Creative Officer at Carmichael Lynch
United States


Jim is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN, with a degree in Journalism and Marketing. Before joining Carmichael Lynch, Jim worked at several small, creatively-driven Minneapolis shops where he honed his creative talents.

A 18-year veteran of Carmichael Lynch, Jim has made a name for himself in the industry developing award-winning work for such clients as Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Rapala, Chris-Craft, First Alert, Tractor Supply Company, Gibson and Northwest Airlines.

Jim has collected several hundred pounds of hardware along the way, including Gold Cannes Lions, countless Stephen E. Kelly finalists and is seen regularly in the One Show books and CA Annual. His passionate approach to problem solving makes him a favorite of clients.



Chief Creative Officer

Minneapolis, United States

We create the unfair ideas that give our clients the unfair advantage. The game-changers. The never-been-done-befores. The can-they-even-do-thats? Sometimes: they’re great big ideas that transform entire organizations. Sometimes: they’re nimble little ideas that hijack a conversation. Always, always, always: they have an outsized impact. Unfair ideas let us do more with less. They’re contagious. They’re talked about. One day, those ideas will be the norm, but today, they’re unfair. 

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