Christjan Jordan, who has cut award-winning work for Amazon (Lucky Generals), GEICO (Martin Agency), Madden NFL (Heat) and more, has joined bicoastal Union Editorial as Partner/Editor. Last week, Amazon’s “Alexa Loses Her Voice” was nominated for an Emmy as Best Commercial, adding to a list of acclaimed career credits for the editor (often known simply as Christjan), spanning Cannes Lions, AICE, AICP, Clio, D&AD, One Show, and Sports Emmy awards.
Christjan’s latest work, GEICO’s “Longest Goal Celebration Ever,” in which a soccer player celebrates his winning goal by sliding endlessly around the field on his knees, enjoyed extensive play during this year’s World Cup coverage. The spot was helmed by frequent collaborator Wayne McClammy, for whom Christjan cut the Clio-winning #notspecialneeds spot for World Down Syndrome Day.
“Alexa Loses Her Voice” for Amazon - featuring cameos from Cardi B, Gordon Ramsay, Rebel Wilson and Anthony Hopkins - was the most talked-about campaign in the week leading up to the 2018 Super Bowl, earning over 1.5 Billion media impressions, and was unanimously crowned Game Day victor — winning not only the USA Today’s Admeter, YouTube Adblitz and Ad Age’s Super Bowl roundup. The spot was viewed more than 43M times.
“I love the craft, creativity and challenge of editing,” Christjan explained. “I like starting from the initial idea and working with every moment that’s been filmed, coming up with the best piece possible.” In addition to #notspecialneeds, powerful spots edited by Christjan include IN-Q’s gun violence PSA, directed by Unjoo Moon.
“Christjan is a unique talent whose work stands on its own as some of the best our industry has to offer,” said Union President/Managing Partner Michael Raimondi. “His dedication to his craft and desire to do great work drew us to him immediately. We knew from the minute we met Christjan that we wanted him as our partner. He shares our vision of the future and we are thrilled to start the next chapter at Union with him as a collaborator. He’s also a great guy who fits right into our family, and that's important to us.”
After receiving his Bachelors in Communications from Southern Oregon University, Christjan served tenures as an editor at Rock Paper Scissors, Arcade Editorial, and Cosmo Street Editorial, turning out a stream of high-profile work for brands such as LG (Traktor), Hotwire (David Shane), and Apple (Terri Timely), among many others.
Of the Union partnership, Christjan said, “This is a great place with talented people who share my passion for the craft. I’m very proud and excited to join the Union family.”