JonVernon.com
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NAME

Jon Vernon

ROLE

Lead UX Designer / Art Director

EMAIL

jon [at] jonvernon.com

PHONE

425.299.5651

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Hello. My name is

Jon Vernon

I am a creative professional who never shys away from a challenge. I’ve been working in the creative industry for the past 10+ years. Currently, I am a Lead UX Designer for one of the largest mobile service providers in the world.

Take a look around, check out some of my work, drop me a line (if you’re so inclined), and thanks for visiting!

Design

Design is my first love. Coming up with digital creations is one of the most inspiring and satisfying things I’ve ever experienced… and I still continue to learn.

UX

It was 2010 when I first heard the term “user experience”.  Since that time, the concept and practice of UX has become a regular tool in my arsenal of skills.

Direction

Providing art/creative direction is a chance to not only contribute to making something great, it’s an opportunity to teach, mentor, and share my knowledge with others.

Strategy

Strategy is a foundational principle that has become part of my thought process.

Capabilities

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve worked tirelessly to fine-tune my skillset.

We all know there are many facets to the work we do. I firmly believe that creative work is no different. There are a multitude of factors that go into any given project and, the better you understand those factors, the more effective you can be.

That’s why I’ve spent much of my career learning the secondary and tertiary skills I need to continue to produce top-shelf quality work, on-time and on-budget.

Experience

  • AT&T
    Lead UX Designer
    2012 - Present
    I have a wide range of responsibilities working at AT&T. I've worked on many campaigns that focused on driving traffic to att.com.
    Present
  • Expedia
    Lead Designer / Senior Flash Designer
    2010 - 2012
    My role at Expedia really evolved over my time with the company. When I was first hired I was working with the Media Solutions group on their StorePoint Expandable (SPE), which was an expandable rich media product. The SPEs that I did contained a lot of information, from image galleries to hotel deals and everything in between.
    2012
  • Screenlife Games
    Senior Flash Developer
    2009 - 2010
    Screenlife was the creator of the wildly popular DVD board game "SceneIt!". During my time there, I was the Senior Flash Developer on the Facebook iteration of the game. I was responsible for the maintenance and updates of the game. This included things like fixing bugs, enhancements to existing sections, and creating new and exciting playable elements such as "create your own quiz".
    2010
  • FITCH
    Senior Interactive Designer
    2009
    I was brought on at FITCH as a Senior Interactive Designer to work on their product animations for Microsoft Hardware. Never having experience working with Silverlight animation, I quickly learned how to produce these animations in a timely manner using Blend.
    2009
  • Worktank
    Senior Interaction Designer
    2008 - 2009
    As a Senior Interaction Designer at Worktank, my role focused primarily on design and Flash animation. I was a dynamic leader on multiple projects from start to finish, contributing to visual design, Flash design/animation/development, project management, and art direction.
    2008

Cover letter

Through a powerful and unique combination of artistic talent and technical expertise, I have created engaging, interactive, user-focused solutions and experiences that channel core creative visions and drive traffic from target audiences.

Currently serving as a Lead UX Designer within AT&T’s Merch Studio, I balance a broad range of concurrent role responsibilities and work with internal teams to deliver high-quality projects. My work ethic and output has continually garnered positive feedback and consistently helped me to contribute to business development goals.

Education

Full Sail University (2012)
MFA – Media Design
Online
Awards
Valedictorian
Advanced Achievement Award
Course Director’s Award
Academy of Art University (2002)
BFA – New Media
San Francisco, CA

Skills

Visual Design

UX

Prototyping

Concepting

Creativity
93%
Communication
97%
Design Strategy
84%
Marketing
78%

Get in touch

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and check out my site.

If you’re so inclined, please take a minute to fill out the form to the right and drop me a line.  I’m always interested in talking to people about the industry and/or new opportunities.