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PRINT ART DIRECTOR: JIM KEANE By Beth Heitzma

‘I’m in love with 17-by-10-inch ink on paper,’ says Jim Keane.

Keane has a five-year tenure as an art director at Carmichael Lynch on one of the accounts that helped put the Minneapolis shop on the national scene – Harley-Davidson. He’s also done work for other clients, including a humorous ad for Zebco fishing reels called ‘Purple Worm.’ In it, a fishing worm flies into a woman’s bathtub on a Zebco reel.
Keane said his affinity for print started in art school. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and said he actually took one advertising class just before he graduated in preparation for the possibility of a paying job. He landed one at BBDO Minneapolis, followed by a stint at the now-defunct Kosmas Advertising. He joined Carmichael Lynch in 1987.
Copyright Adweek L.P. (1993)