Shiny Owl Media: Brand Design
Shiny Owl Media was a full-service marketing agency focused on helping clients tell the story of their brand/company.
Through a powerful and unique combination of artistic talent and technical expertise, I create engaging, interactive, user-focused solutions and experiences that channel core creative visions and drive traffic from target audiences.
15+ years of experience coupled with technological know-how and a passion for great creative
Still a designer at heart, I can roll up my sleeves and create a high-fidelity comp with the best of them
"I first started working closely with Jon in 2020 after a company reorganization had me managing him and a few other designers in an internal agency-esque setup. Over three years I saw Jon grow into a fully-formed leader, his management skills improving steadily as he simultaneously strengthened his craft as a designer via continued education. Whenever we needed to push the envelope from the design side — whether that was trying something new in an A/B test or drawing up requirement for new website functionality — Jon was there, leading the way with several ideas. Not only would I recommend Jon as a designer, but in my opinion he would be well suited for any creative director type of role. His combination of craft with being able to coach his direct reports is a great asset to any team."
"I have had the pleasure of working under Jon for the last 3 years. He is a knowledge and helpful manager as well as a highly skilled designer. He goes above and beyond to maintain team spirit and instills positive energy. Through challenges and crises, Jon is a fearless leader and always there to provide guidance and help the team improve and learn. I have always felt welcome and motivated working with Jon and can say with confidence he would make a great asset to any team."
"As a digital producer I’ve worked with Jon at DIRECTV on countless projects. From two full scale site redesigns to daily release site updates, he never ceases to amaze me with his talent and leadership. Under Jon’s creative direction our team has produced beautiful visual designs that align with our business and customer needs across the website increasing sales under tight deadlines. What stands out the most when I think about Jon is his incredible work ethic, positive attitude and grace under fire. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and any team would be lucky to have him lead."
"Jon was one of the first designers I hired when I joined AT&T. I was looking to raise the creative excellence and capabilities of the digital marketing creative team. Jon greatly impressed me. His portfolio was top notch (and it continues to be). At the time, he was also pursuing a MFA in Media Design. He immediately made a great impact on the team. But not only is Jon a solid creative, he's also a great team member. We've since moved onto to different teams, but I know that he's still making a positive impact."
"I'm very proud to say that I hired Jon at Expedia and would gladly hire him again - in a second! He's a very talented designer - understands business objectives and delivers exceptional creative solutions every time. His work consistently exceeded expectations of the business partners we worked with. He's a great team player and is able to work independently with very little direction. He will be an tremendous asset to any design team that is lucky enough to have him!"
"Jon was my "go-to" person for amazing creatives. Anytime I needed mock-ups of something we decided to pitch to a client, Jon got right on it even if he had a ton of other things on his plate. The ads were crisp and clean and looked better than anything I even imagined! At times I would tell Jon about a concept that I had designed in my head, and he would know exactly what I wanted. If any edits were necessary, we would work together and collaborate on new or better ideas. He also helped me to create backgrounds in my PowerPoint presentations to make them resonate with the clients' advertising schemes. Jon was a pleasure to work with and I hope to be able to work with him again in the future!"