Jon Williamson +
Leigh Muzslay Browne = JoLeighn

When we realized that we could combine our names into one of Dolly Parton’s most iconic songs, it was one of the happiest moments of our joint advertising career—right up there with making three Super Bowl spots, winning at Cannes and getting a D&AD pencil.

We’ve been partners off and mostly on since grad school at The University of Texas. And we’re currently Creative Directors at GSD&M in Austin, Texas.

Leigh’s the writer. Jon’s the AD. But we always dip our toes in both.

Strangely, it works because we’re basically opposites…

Jon spends his vacations close to home. Leigh travels the globe. 

Jon loves traditions; Leigh likes new. 

Jon’s a country boy; Leigh’s a city girl. 

Jon obsesses over sports; Leigh doesn’t even watch the Olympics.

You get it.

We fight like old married people, but always to make the idea better.

And we both have a crazy work ethic and a dark sense of humor. So we work a lot, but laugh even more. 


2019 Adweek’s Creative 100

2019 Cannes Outdoor Bronze Lion & Two Shortlists (Popeyes “12-Hour Drive-Thru”)

2019 AICP Next Shortlist (Popeyes “Emotional Support Chicken”)

2019 D&AD Shortlist (Popeyes “12-Hour Drive-Thru”)

2019 The One Show Merit   (Popeyes “12-Hour Drive-Thru”)

2019 Art Directors Club Bronze Cube & Two Merits  (Popeyes “Emotional Support Chicken”)

2019 Art Directors Club Merit (Popeyes “12-Hour-Drive-Thru”)

2019 Gold National Addy (Avocados from Mexico “Utopia”)

2018 AICP Shortlist (Avocados from Mexico “Utopia”)

2018 Webby (Walgreens “Let's Grow Old Together”)

2017 Gold National Addy (Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Viewfinders”)

2017 Gold & Silver National Addys (Avocados from Mexico “Bounty of Earth”)

2016 Communication Arts Interactive Shortlist (Walgreens “Let's Grow Old Together”)

2016 Gold National Addy (Avocados from Mexico “First Draft Ever”)

2015 Communication Arts Advertising Annual (Avocados from Mexico “First Draft Ever”)

2015 Cannes Lions Shortlist (Avocados from Mexico “First Draft Ever”)

2015 D&AD Wood Pencil (Avocados from Mexico  “First Draft Ever”)

2014 Gold North American Effie (Walgreens “At the Corner of Happy & Healthy”)