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INFO
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(INTRO)
Additional context to me as an independent creative resource.
× 13+ years of (hands-on) experience
× Considering 2022 collabs and JV partnerships.
× Forever evolving and growing.
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High-level
Here's the short version of what I'm about as an independent creative.
00.3.001 / WhO
A multi-disciplinary design director
focused on Progressive output across various mediums and verticals.
00.3.002 / What
~15 years of creative Collaborations
with a wide-range of companies, agencies + individuals. Managerial experience, executional focus.
00.3.003 / HoW
Prioritizing brand partnerships
with limited availability as a freelance resource for various projects.
00.3.004 / When
Currently Booked through July 2022
Always keen to connect and talk new collaborations for when the time is right.
00.3.005 / Where
Based in the greater Los Angeles Area
and currently prioritizing remote opportunities for the foreseeable future.
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RESUMÉ / CV
A brief overview of me, my work and the path that got me here.
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Intro

I’m an independent design director and collaborator with ~15 years of practical experience. Across those years, I have been fortunate to have worked with brands like Apple, Google, Beats, Fila, Alo, Nixon, Volcom, Red Bull, etc. etc.

While I’ve spent a (relatively) long time in the design world, I’ve pursued a path in which I've remained hands-on throughout. While I have experience managing teams, my current interest is more hands-on, and in synthesizing unique brand/art directions with thoughtful strategy. In general, I try to approach design with an intent focus on capturing a feeling that doesn't feel predictable, while offering tangible business solutions. This approach has resulted in several SOTD, a few SOTY awards, and often exceeding initial KPIs.

While the bulk of my work is in the interactive marketing and e-comm spaces,  I'm currently prioritizing branding opportunities– both as a freelance resource or as a brand partner. My experience and interests are go far broader into tangential fields.. I'm constantly exploring new forms/mediums of creative output as different needs arise– such as video production, music production, font design, 3D modeling, etc.– so I readily welcome a challenge.

Below is the career path I've taken to this point:

(jon Way Studio)
Independent Design Director
mar '19 – Current
Featured J\V.S Collaborators
× Apple
× CTHDRL
× Jam3
× Ueno (RIP)
(BASIC)
Design Director
JUL '16 – mar '19
(APPLE)
Interactive Art Director
apr '15– jun '16
(BASIC)
Digital Design Lead
Jan '14 – Mar '15
(Fantasy)
Senior Designer
mar 13 – mar '15
(Cuker Interactive)
Art Director
may '12 – feb '13
(LEVEL Studio, Digitaria)
Senior Designer
apr '11 – May '12
(LEVEL Studio)
Designer
Sept '08 — Apr '11
(Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
BA of Art & Design
Grad 2010
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Current
Status
(Updated – 06.01.22)

Right now I'm taking some time off to focus on personal projects, but am looking to book freelance opportunities beginning in July.

I also am open to considering full-time opportunities at this time. I'm very happy with the freelance lifestyle, but coming onboard to help build something is of high interest if the fit is there.

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COllabORATIONS

At the moment I'm prioritizing paid / remote / contract opportunities, but I'm always keeping an eye out for any potential passion projects, collaborations, or full-time opportunities... so if you have any or all in mind, please reach out.

Below are lists of my collaborative offerings, and some verticals I personally gravitate towards:

(Areas of focus)
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Art Direction
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Content/Brand Strategy
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Branding/visual Identity
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Interaction (UI/UX) Design
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Motion Design
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E-commerce Design
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Editorial Design
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Type Design
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Compositing
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Color Grading
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Video Editting
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Web Development (Apparently)
(Verticals of interest)
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Fashion/Lifestyle
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Music
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Fitness
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Automotive
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Action Sports
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Coffee
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Media / Entertainment
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Gaming
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Tech (Selective)

These lists are slightly truncated, so if you have something in mind thats tangential or might peak my interest, don't be shy about reaching out.

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REcognition

While I typically don't hold awards in too high regard, I suppose they are some for validation that the work I did wasn't a total shit show. Here's all the ones I can remember:

(AWWWARDS)
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2021 — SOTM — AT3-21
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2021 — SOTD — AT3-21
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2021 — SOTD — JW.S (Dev)
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2021 — SOTD — JW.S
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2020 — SOTM — Air Pods Pro
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2020 — SOTD — Air Pods Pro
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2020 — SOTD — JW.S
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2020 — SOTD — JW.S (Dev)
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2019 — SOTD — Google Store
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2017 — SOTD — Basic Brandbeats
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2017 — SOTD — Basic 2016 YIR
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2017 — SOTD — Keen
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2017 — SOTY — Nixon
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2017 — SOTM — Nixon
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2017 — SOTD — Nixon
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2017 — SOTD — Basic Brandbeats
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2015 — SOTD — Incase
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2014 — SOTD — Basic
+SOTD = Site of the day
SOTM= SIte of the month
SOTY = Site of the year
(FWA)
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2021 — SOTD — AT3-21
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2017 — SOTD — Basic Brandbeats
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2017 — SOTD — Basic 2016 YIR
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2017 — SOTD — Basic
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2015 — SOTD — Incase
(webbys)
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2020 — Fashion (PPL's Voice) — Murad
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2017 — Best Shopping (PPL's Voice) — Beats
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2017 — Best Practices (PPL’s Voice) — Beats
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2017 — Corp. Comm. (Finalist) — BASIC YIR
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2016 — E-comm Site of the Year — Nixon
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2016 — Best Practices — Nixon
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2016 — Best Shopping — Nixon
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2016 — Best Practices — Incase
(pixel Awards)
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2015 — Ecomm SOTY — Nixon
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Overview
A quick sample of my work across the various fields that I meddle in. Check the work or delta pages for more.
If you dont feel inclined to dive in to the case studies, here's a quick overview of my work
This is also an representation of the type of work I'm mostly interested in.
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ARistide
↳ Interactive
Design done in collab with ARistide Benoist. A Awwwards SOTM winner.
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NØ–ISØ
↳Cover art
Original artwork and design for one of the many nØ–ISO playist covers.
004– A
Evinetta
↳ Poster design
A poster from a collaboration with ALt-C to promote their short film, Evinetta.
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AF**T
A teaser for an upcoming personal project I've been working on over the last few months.
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ISOKO
Helping develop their brand via interactive design and dev.
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Singer [Concept]
An automotive collaboration that went sideways, and I have since re-applied it to singer. an instance of Lemons → Lemonade.
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Photography
I take a lot of photos, here are some of them.
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Harrods
Super quick Art direction and content strategy exploration for a pre-sales effort.
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BASIC
Editorial explorations for displaying various case studies.
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AT3-21
An exploration for the about page for Ari's site.
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Color Grading
endeavours made into cinematic/film color grading as an expansion to my photography work.
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OTG-1
An art direction exploration riffing off the idea of posted bills. Torn, worn and repetitive.
OTG-3
Wanted to try overlapping the brand in a cutout (Animated version in my reel ;)
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OTG-2
Masked displacement. Why not.
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Basic
Early exploration for a new brand direction. Minimal, editorial, and slightly unconventional,.
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Aristide
One of the stranger explorations for ARi's about page.
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Hello World
A scrapped concept of the pitch-book for a friend's upcoming film.
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Afekt
an early exploration of how to expand the visual language to motion.
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NØ–ISØ
↳ Playlist
Promotional bits for the nØ-ISØ playlist.
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TV App
↳ Playlist
My brother and I made a TV app that showcase my photography. (+ its free)
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