Our Founder and Creative Director, Jon's a formerly good designer that no one lets design anything anymore. Instead, he's been promoted to the coveted role of repeatedly moving furniture, putting out fires, and making redundant, distracting, and usually-not-funny comments.
If the world suddenly experiences a shortage of flannels and Converse Jack Purcells
, he’d be the first to blame. Speaking of badminton, he was awarded the prestigious championship of his 10th grade P.E. class. But make no mistake, this in no way relates to the tragic bout of tennis elbow that’s been bothering him for what feels like years, when it’s only been like two months. He somehow manages to hide the terrible pain, only complaining about it 11.4 times per day.
While he generously insists on treating the team to breakfast for every Monday morning meeting, rounding everyone up for #beerfridays
, buying cupcakes even while you're on a diet, taking you out to lunch, and stocking the cupboards with snacks—it’s not all roses. If you thought the Soup-Nazi
was a bit touchy, please, we beg you, don’t approach the espresso machine while Jon is in the vicinity. Without a doubt, he'll give you your 48th in-depth training on how to do things the right way. You’ll still leave the grinds in the portafilter, and he’ll get all pissed and stuff, but that’s why the rest of the team started doing it on purpose.
Jon brings a 20-year arsenal of design, development, UX, marketing, creative writing, and SEO experience to every project we engage in. Whether it’s supporting his beloved team or championing our clients, he fully immerses himself in everything he does, and just-okay doesn't cut it. Not even at 3 AM when he’s usually working on your proposal
Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, he was bred on skateboarding and punk rock with an ingrained love for design—skateboard graphics, album art, guitars, and everything in between. Every spare inch of his high-school binders were covered with doodles of his favorite brand and band logos.
Prior to founding the agency, Jon gained a love for all things coffee in his formative barista years, managed logistics and art direction for touring bands, and led design and marketing at Sessions
Records. When pirating all but sank the record industry in 2003, he sent a mass email to all of his contacts to gauge any interest in his freelance design work. Instantly swamped, he bought a $600 PC and stuffed it in the corner of his living room, incidentally starting the company in the process, never once looking back.