When creatives look at commerce, there’s typically a justified sense of tension between the artistic and the business side. But how does someone from the commercial world see the creative relationship? We sat down for an hour with John C Jay, President of Global Creative at Fast Retailing, UNIQLO’s parent company. As a unique bridge between commerce, culture, and creativity, he enlightened us on the mutually beneficial connection between the three as well as shared some words about his own creative initiative launching in Portland.
The view from John C Jay’s office at UNIQLO’s global headquarters in Ariake, near Tokyo Bay.