Jason McDowell

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Jason McDowell spent most of his life in central Iowa until that fateful day in the new millennium when he packed his bags, kissed his mother good bye, and headed up to school at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. While at MIAD he studied graphic design animation and illustration, which combined his love for art with his desire to call attention to important issues.

After graduating, he ultimately realized that Milwaukee is the place to be and has lived in no fewer than five neighborhoods throughout the city.

In his free time he enjoys riding his bicycles, discussing the finer points of typography, discovering new and unusual music and walking his 11-year-old Beagle named Frutiger.

Currently Jason works as the creative director and occasional blogger for OnMilwaukee. He can also often be found in the bike lanes, on the bike trails, or near a bike rack.

Recent Articles
 Movies & TV - November 3, 2017
 New LocaMojis include "The Morning Blend," David Gruber and more
 OnMilwaukee and LocaMoji have released five new Milwaukee-themed emojis featuring local celebrities of all shapes, sizes, colors and renown, from TV hosts to famed local lawyers and more.
 #RaiseMKE - September 29, 2017
 Ghost Shoes highlight 2017's increase in pedestrians killed by drivers
 This year Milwaukee drivers have killed more pedestrians than any other in the last 5 decades. Walktober hopes to highlight and honor those who lost their lives.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - August 31, 2017
 A geek's guide to Milwaukee
 Want to turn your weekend into a geekend? We've loaded up a day of activities that send you on a journey around the greater Milwaukee area in search of the premier geek experience. Good for any day, by the way, not just weekends. Enjoy!
 Sports - June 22, 2017
 Tips to take advantage of the Tour of America's Dairyland
 Each locale attempts to make its mark with racers and audience alike with plenty of food, drinks, and other non-cycling entertainment from the local business districts. Here are some tips of what to look for.
 Arts & Entertainment - June 9, 2017
 Bike-In Movie Series seeks support through crowd-funding
 Milwaukee's Bike-In Movie Series has been going strong for 9 years, but has recently shifted hands between the primary volunteers, including those who previously raised funds through commercial sponsors. Thus, the series is now hitting the digital streets via a new GoFundMe.
 Arts & Entertainment - April 14, 2017
 Milwaukee images you've never seen before
 Celebrate Milwaukee Day with these totally Milwaukee images. They are shareable, fun and perfect for 414 Day or any day! On, Milwaukee.
 Marketplace - January 26, 2017
 Sunrise over the bike: Fyxation unveils new custom-painted bicycle
 "The simplicity of the design and rich symbolism got our gears spinning, and it was only natural for us to express our support the best way we knew how, to design a bike around it."
 Living - January 3, 2017
 Fun with inflammatory polarizing statements
 Today the Riverwest Neighborhood Facebook Group succinctly mapped out what online conflicts look like after a user posted one inflammatory, polarizing statement.
 Marketplace - November 17, 2016
 A look at Black Diamond and Arc'teryx's seasonal hat offerings
 The unseasonable fall weather is great, but you know that the cold is coming. And that means it's time to look at personal insulation to keep your ears, head, and nose warm. Here are some winter hats and beanies that might be right up your alley.
 Sports - October 31, 2016
 8 reasons to check out a cyclocross race
 The free beer and brats is just the beginning. Cyclocross leads bike racers around short laps over mixed terrain - pavement, grass, mud, and snow ... check out this hot sport that spinning around the country and greater Milwaukee.

Recent Podcasts
Music - May 7, 2008
 Shawn King talks about selling out to the McRib
OnMilwaukee.com reporter Jason McDowell chats with DeVotchKa drummer and trumpet player Shawn King about the dangers of selling music for commercial use.
Length: 00:07:33
Arts and Entertainment - April 17, 2007
 Interview with artist Jessica Bayliss
Jessica discusses how she got into animation, her recent projects, and how long it takes to film two minutes of stop motion. Jessica will be showing her work starting April 20, 2007.
Length: 00:19:20
Arts and Entertainment - April 5, 2007
 Interview with artist Katie Musolff
Katie Musolff, an artist & portrait painter is located in Bay View. In her interview we find out how the artist can support herself in the Milwaukee scene through teaching, portraits, religious iconography, and contests and still find time for her personal work.
Length: 00:21:20
Arts and Entertainment - January 19, 2007
 Interview with artist Neil Kloppenborg
Neil and Jason discuss Neil's new gallery showing on Gallery Night featuring his work from the last three years.
Length: 00:10:04