Jon’s long career in graphic design has aided him in his pursuit of his personal goals as an artist. His broad experience in both the advertising and publishing industries have provided a wide variety of creative projects. His work as a designer has earned him recognition and awards within the industry, while allowing him to express his creativity in the technical aspects of commercial art. This process has honed many of his skills and aptitudes, as he’s continuously pursued proclivity in compositional balance, expressive color, and the conveyence of a message in the simplest framework. These virtues form the core of his artistic expression in both his commercial and fine art pursuits.
Jon has worked from a variety of source materials; from stock art, to commissioned photography, to his own illustrations. An expert at Photoshop, he doesn’t hesitate to create original photo manipulations and digital illustrations, giving his designs a highly personal and original appearance.
After graduating from college, Jon first gained professional experience in advertising, and has had several short stints with agencies since. As a freelancer he maintained relationships with a number of clients. In more recent years his endeavors have been primarily in print publishing. Over his career he has been responsible for the design and production of a variety of projects, from ads and page layout, to complete magazine redesigns; from brochures and posters to record albums, booth display, logo design, and more.
Jon’s clients and employers have utilized his eye for clarity and simplicity as a logo designer in addition to his commercial work as a layout professional. Many of these companies and projects have long since passed away, but a few of these designs are still in use.