Jon is a visual designer with a background in digital marketing. He understands what’s needed to run a successful web project: collaboration, communication with a sprinkling of inspiration and perspiration along the way.
Before Clearleft Jon ran his own design studio, where he offered design, development and marketing services for clients including Virgin, Interscope Records, Macmillan and EnglishUK.
Prior to that, Jon led a second life as a digital marketing manager. This experience afforded him some unique views on design and how it can – and should – be used in a marketing context.
Since joining Clearleft, Jon has designed websites for NBCUniversal and Nuts.com, and is currently working on the full-scale redesign of a popular holiday booking website.
At Clearleft, Jon’s focus is on visual design. With a background in marketing, Jon gravitates towards the marketing-centric goals of clients. He believes that good design leads to good marketing, and good marketing should be based on good design.
Jon also has a clear understanding of responsive design. A hybrid designer by nature, Jon understands the intricacies and nuances of designing for a multi-device web.
Away from the office
Jon has volunteered with the Brighton Digital Festival since it’s inception – he loves Brighton and feels its digital presence is only going to get stronger. He also runs Email Design Gallery which showcases inspiring and well-designed email marketing campaigns.
Away from the computer, Jon can be found either playing football or, like Rich, trying to resurrect his Mountain Biking days of yore. Jon is married and the father of two wonderful daughters.
Weeknotes #41 4th Apr 2014
Babies and mussels. Prototypes and flying on jets. Busy. So busy. A weeknote haiku.