j.j. puryear


I’ve developed branding for a broad range of companies for 15+ years. This includes The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, BMW, Michelin, Firehouse Subs, Costa Sunglasses, Milliken, Campus Crest Communities, Wachovia, Delta Apparel, Verizon Wireless and DreamWorks Pictures.

My work has frequently been recognized in prestigious advertising shows such as Regional and National AAAwards, W3 awards, The Art Directors Show, Obie, and Graphis.

In 1997, I entered the business as a web designer for Orbit, a California based online travel company. After learning about a good bit about the wide world of web, I went to work in Atlanta designing for digital and traditional media. Soon I left the Atlanta traffic behind and landed at Henderson Advertising in Greenville, SC and later joined Erwin Penland in Greenville, SC (a division of Hill Holliday). 
In 2007, I started working as Creative Director for ZWO. My goal every day was to help turn clients’ customers into thoughtful, involved, passionate brand advocates.

After looking at the communications landscape of Greenville, my wife and I decided to start our own shop, Atticus Creative. We formed Atticus as a place where any client could sit down in a one-on-one environment and get a tenured and professional approach in building better brands. We do this by utilizing packaging, promotions, web, video and traditional advertising.

I also have a passion for writing comedy and standup. I’ve written and produced several original works for local theatre troupes and am the two time winner of the International Amateur Ventriloquist Contest.