With a digital career spanning almost 15 years, Jon evangelises the power of design and shows how it can unlock new opportunities to create competitive advantage. Or, put another way, Jon likes to match good clients with good designers and watch the sparks fly.
Jon Aizlewood

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Jon originally worked as a designer at Clearleft, where he worked with clients from around the world including Pearson Education, Nordea bank, Penguin Random House, Virgin Holidays, JP Morgan Chase, NBC Universal, Unicef, BBC, Code for America, and many more. 

He also speaks at design events and conferences, sometimes internationally, where he provides pragmatic advice, shares tried and tested methods and best practices, and occasionally explores new concepts like how we as an industry need to better learn from our mistakes.

He also writes for various online and print publications, often on design and industry best practices, case studies and processes or design-related topics.

A sordid past

As an ex Digital marketeer, Jon likes to think he has a unique insight into how important good design is to marketing, and how - when done well - they're both customer-centric without sacrificing the needs of the business.

Away from the studio

Jon moved to Brighton from Canada in 2007 and sometimes reminisces about summers in Montreal. He can often be found drinking good coffee, playing 5-a-side with other ageing Dads or donning lycra in some form and taking his N+1 bike out for a spin on the South Downs.

Recent articles by Jon

Introspection as an initiative


Jon shares how we are iterating on internal reviews at Clearleft with the goal to establish a more open and feedback-driven culture.

Saying what we do, and doing what we say

Announcement, News

We realised that although our core mission and vision hasn’t changed in 15 years, our core proposition has. In some ways, Clearleft are still seen as a web development agency or a website design studio. Neither of these things are bad; they just don’t reflect what we actually do today.