Jon

Founder & Creative Director
Jon Sleepless Media

"Quite possibly the best boss in the whole entire world." - Him

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 would 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 9.4 times per day.

If you thought the Soup-Nazi was a bit touchy, please don’t approach the espresso machine while Jon is in the vicinity. Without a doubt, he'll give you your 46th 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 staff started doing it on purpose. Leaving the sponge in the sink though? That's one place we wouldn't recommend going.
Jon says he's easily the best boss in the entire world, and while he's right almost all the time, he really hit the nail on the head with this one. Words just can't express the inspiration he radiates whenever he gracefully enters the room, and his soft, subtle voice is akin to that of an angel. He generously insists on treating the team to bagels or breakfast burritos every Monday, rounding everyone up for monthly #beerfridays, buying cupcakes and pastries even while you're on a diet, taking you out to lunch, and stocking the cupboards with snacks for Nick.

To say he works hard is an understatement — when he can't sleep, he'll write proposals, review designs, and reply to emails at 3 AM. In the rare event that he's not working, he's into spending time with his wife and kids, fishing, not exercising, cooking, coffee, frothy beverages, skateboarding, foraging for wild mushrooms, music, guitars, and playing in bands.

Strengthsopen/close
Cultivating gray hairs
Squinting
Repeating himself
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"
Threatening to get a Basset Hound
Flannels
Guitar hording
Pretending he can play guitar
Converse collecting
Probably Listening too Loudly toopen/close
The ringing in his ears
Dad rock
His own voice
Nick eating snacks
No one listening to him
Something 90's
Emo masked as "Indie Rock"
Nothing that sounds like Nick's music
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