Jon

CEO & Creative Director
Jon Sleepless Media

A passionate collector of greying beards, shoes, run-on sentences, and more flannels than you can swat with a tiny racquet.

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.
Strengthsopen/close
Cultivating gray hairs
Repeating himself
Squinting
Not leaving sponges in the sink
Toilet paper etiquette instruction
Being told he's old
Sending emails at 3am
Creative Stuff
Interestsopen/close
Conspiracy Theories
Talking about pyramids with Junior
Fact checking Junior's "facts"
Cooking
Coffee
Camping
Fishing
Hiking
Mushroom Foraging
Skateboarding
Threatening to get a Basset Hound
Flannels
Guitar hording
Guitar playing
Converse collecting
Electric Vehicles
Probably Listening too Loudly toopen/close
The ringing in his ears
Dad rock
His own voice
No one listening to him
Something 90's
Emo masked as "Indie Rock"
The Descendents/All
Jimmy Eat World
The National
David Bazan/Pedro the Lion
Death Cab
Failure
This Town Needs Guns
Silversun Pickups
Jawbreaker
American Football
Blonde Redhead
Etc.
Has Been Known to Binge Watchopen/close
Breaking Bad
Lost, but when it was a thing
Stranger Things
Joe Rogan
Pyramid Documentaries
True Detective
Game of Thrones