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re: JW.S auditory inquest, updated regularly (on spotify).
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Creator
Collaborator
‍Independent
Multi-Disciplinary
Varying syntheses of my photo, design and technology. Spanning digital products, productivity tools to personal experiments and exploration.
JW.S®
33.8847° N, 118.4109° W
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About
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A multi-disciplinary creative
focused on meaningful output, through strategic partnerships.
Currently
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Available for new collabs
starting August 2021.
Collabs
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10+ years of collaborations
with several companies, agencies + individuals; always looking for more.
ORIGINALS
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Creating original Products
by Synthesizing original content + design / tech.
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ABOUT

I’m an independent creator and collaborator with 10+ 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, in synthesizing unique art directions and thoughtful strategy. In general I try to approach design with an intent focus on details, not feeling predictable, all while offering tangible business solutions; resulting in several SOTD, a few SOTY awards, and often exceeding initial KPIs.

The bulk of my work is in the interactive space, but my experience and interests are far broader. I'm constantly exploring new forms/mediums of creative output as different needs arise, and am always keen to try something new.

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

(jon Way Studio)
Creator ± Collaborator
mar '19 – Current
(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 – 05.25.21)

At the moment I'm prioritizing personal / passion projects through the end of August 2021 (or there abouts). Regardless, I'm always keen to connect with people in/around the industry, or to hear about potential collaborations. While my intent is not take on client work for a while, if the right combination of factors are there, I certainly won't fight it.

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COllab—
ORATIONS

In general, I'm prioritizing paid remote contract opportunities for the time-being. I'm also 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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Mobile App design
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Compositing
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Color Grading
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Video Editting
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Development (Apparently)
(Verticals of interest)
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Fashion/Lifestyle
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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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REcog—
nition

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
(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/ Beauty (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
SOTD = Site of the day
SOTM= SIte of the month
SOTY = Site of the year
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Socials

While I try to update my site regularly with new content, the best place to know what/when I add something new is through various social channels. I'm still working on where/how I utilize each channel, but often times some process details, explorations, etc will exclusively live there vs my site.

Here's a list of where I am, and what I'm doing there: