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My work as an independent Creative Director + Designer
Synthesizations of various skillsets in the form of products.
A divergent stream of my creative consciousness.
More information about me, and my work.
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× M.O.
STrategic dissonance™
× Headcount
Uno
× Location
Los Angeles, CA
× offerings
Branding, Interactive, photo ± video, motion design, type design, etc.
× Availability
05.2024
× Avail. for
Full-time / Freelance
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Jon
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An independent Creative Director and designer specializing in progressive, purpose-built branding, and interactive works.
+ maker of Various creative Goods and resources.
Los Angeles — 90232
Branding
Art Direction
Interactive
Product Design
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strategically developing (or re-defining) brand design, and it's various applications.

A long history of collaborations with different brands, agencies and individuals– most often when combining varying amounts of branding, interactive, and strategy.
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15+
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05.2024
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Developing the design direction for a future-vision project that had an emphasis on data organization and visualization.
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Helping CTHDRL to brand a tattoo NFT project: Scab Shop.
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A deck of premium playing cards from combining an AI’s take on Japanese Ukiyo-e style art with modern design.
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Developing a branding concept for launching Ledgers new NFT marketplace.
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Expanding the brand's AD through interactive design + dev to launch a new lifestyle brand, ISOKO. More soon info soon.
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strategic dissonance

COnsidered Strategy.
progressive application.
Meaningful Output.

[ Intro ]
Pretty pictures are easy. Hiding behind best practices and following worn paths is even easier (and common). Conversely, developing creative works that are new and meaningful is hard. It requires extensive research, thorough distillation to identify strategic opportunities, and removing most preconceived notions. The end goal is to embrace the unknown (and the inherent risks in doing so) to create more meaningful work that resonates with consumers via strategic applications of dissonance in ways that practically resolve.
This is best achieved when empowered to broadly explore creative latitudes and find the right solution, not necessarily the expected one. The goal is to craft work that is equally performant as it is distinctly unique. This tends not to just spontaneously happen on it’s own or in isolation, so it’s imperative to create cross-functional alignment through regular, open, and honest conversation to adequately establish expectations in all directions.
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my divergent stream of creative consciousness.

A blog that's hopefully chronicling some sort of meaningful creative change / progression over time.
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1.18.24
Just enough time for a photo
Been living underwater for a bit just trying to survive, and finally have had enough time to do a thing like... photos. More of that soon... I hope.
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Been living underwater for a bit just trying to survive, and finally have had enough time to do a thing like... photos. More of that soon... I hope.
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11.30.23
JW.S Brand Update
I'm still going on my own brand... really covering off on all aspects before making any additional fixes/updates here :) Stay tuned.
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I'm still going on my own brand... really covering off on all aspects before making any additional fixes/updates here :) Stay tuned.
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11.14.23
Story time Badges
Do I need more badge designs? Always. The answer is always always.
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Do I need more badge designs? Always. The answer is always always.
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11.11.23
Fixing a broken brand (mine)
My brands been broken... time to give it the love it deserves.
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My brands been broken... time to give it the love it deserves.
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11.8.23
TV and Screensaver Update (11/23)
It's been a minute, but I've added a couple more images to the TV App and Screensaver
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It's been a minute, but I've added a couple more images to the TV App and Screensaver
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11.6.23
Hangyaku goin dark
Taking a look at where I might want to take the Hangyaku reboot.
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Taking a look at where I might want to take the Hangyaku reboot.
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11.2.23
Switch the style up?
Re-thinking what my core style can/could be after my home-base hasn't moved for a minute
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Re-thinking what my core style can/could be after my home-base hasn't moved for a minute
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9.4.23
JWS × Memento Collaboration
Announcing the release of the inaugural release of a collaboration between JW.S and Memento Apparel with 3 unique designs.
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Announcing the release of the inaugural release of a collaboration between JW.S and Memento Apparel with 3 unique designs.
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7.15.23
JW × Stills for Licensing
I'm stoked to announce that I will be repped by Stills.com for all image licensing going forward.
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I'm stoked to announce that I will be repped by Stills.com for all image licensing going forward.
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7.6.23
JW.S 2023 Snakes an Awwwards SOTD
Welp, that makes 4 for 4. JW.S (2023) takes a SOTD award which... aint bad for doin this thing all myself.
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Welp, that makes 4 for 4. JW.S (2023) takes a SOTD award which... aint bad for doin this thing all myself.
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5.21.23
Introducing The Night Calls Playlist
Introducing Night Calls, another original JW.S playlist. I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear.
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Introducing Night Calls, another original JW.S playlist. I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear.
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4.19.23
Data Dump [V. 003]
In this dump.. more black and white explorations, and more app content.
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In this dump.. more black and white explorations, and more app content.
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