The J. Murray & Associates team is a group of marketers, creative designers, writers, advertisers, website developers, and social media gurus. We have designed and developed over 100 websites, brochures, and collateral materials. The J. Murray & Associates team takes pride in staying ahead of the game in this ever-changing industry.
President and Creative Director
Jennifer’s passion is for the Arts. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. Jennifer worked as a Computer Graphic Artist and Designer for Roklan Corporation. Her accounts included Walt Disney Company, Parker Brothers, Scott Foresman & Company, and others. She was a freelance Art Director for J. Walter Thompson Advertising, accounts included Johnson Wax, Sears, and Kellogg’s. Jennifer also worked in the printing industry as well as a small advertising agency.
She founded J. Murray & Associates in 1990. Today, she brings her design and technology skills with over 30 years of experience in the marketing field to clients around the United States. To keep up with today’s ever-changing technology, Jennifer is always taking classes at Stanford Continuing Studies and attends seminars on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Digital Marketing, Social Media.
Jennifer is a past member of several Chambers of Commerce including the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, US. Chamber of Commerce, Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Greater O’Hare Business Association, Business in the Arts Council, Moraine Valley Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Advisory Board, and South Suburban College’s Cultural Diversity Council, Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation, Who’s Who Worldwide, Women In Management, Abby Foundation, and many more.
She was the recipient of the Southland Chamber’s prestigious “President’s Award”, Past Vice-Chairman of Membership Development, Past Director of the Chamber’s Board, Ambassador Club, and Diamond Club Chairman.
Jennifer was voted “Member of the Year” by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. She received awards for the Best Direct Mail campaign, Marketing Program, IPO Music Fest, Flossmoor Festival, Municipality Peers Award for Bones, and Blues Fest in Richton Park.
She received the “Gold Medallion of Excellence” Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations and the “Best 2 Color Printed Materials” Award from the State of Illinois Tourism Bureau.
In her free time, she volunteers for organizations, enjoys the arts, and loves to travel. Jennifer was honored to be an Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards judge for Broadway in Chicago.
Content Marketing Writers, SEO, and Social Media
Social Media Specialist
Kara is the youngest team member at J. Murray & Associates.
Writer and Designer
Chis is our Mac guy. If you want to know anything about the Mac operating system or various Adobe Creative Suite programs and their capabilities, just ask Chris. He has worked with all the major print design software for over two decades, including QuarkXPress and Macromedia FreeHand as well.
Website Design and Development Team
Designer and Developer
Harry loves to write code! He is a seasoned designer and developer with websites and applications. Harry started out in the print industry and moved over to the digital industry. He loves to tackle anything on the back-end of a website. Harry’s new passion is creating apps for mobile devices and tablets.
Designer and Developer
James has worked on social media campaigns, designed and developed websites, and designed HTML e-blasts, among many other things. He also designed e-commerce retail websites, restaurant websites, and educational sites. James is proficient with all the Adobe programs and loves working with digital media.
Bob has dabbled in technology for years. As a seasoned business owner, Bob understands the importance of technology. He started editing HTML websites about 10 years ago and progressed to placing search ads (PPC) and updating his business website with keywords and content for Search Engine Optimization. A few years ago, Bob started taking classes in WordPress and loved it! He now develops websites using WordPress.