Product Designer & Frontend Developer
The best experiences simply get out of the users way. Regardless of channel, an understanding of intent, context and content drives structure and experience. I follow a user-centered and collaborative design process, using research as a benchmark to understanding how people expect to find their way through content. I tend to design in a hybrid flow between sketching on paper, using Sketch and writing clean, semantic HTML, CSS and JS.
I've primarily have worked remote (design and dev) from Minnesota across multiple timezones for the past 5 years. I highly value the face-to-face collaborative work and travel to facilitate collaborative design workshops, during critical times of projects, or to lecture at organizations and schools about effective and efficient product design.
Jon is an amazingly talented and dedicated front-end designer and developer. He stepped in to help the IA Summit volunteer team when we were in need, and very quickly dug us out of a mess. Flawlessly tackling the refactoring of existing code, implementing new development workflows, and coming up with new design ideas - all so much better than we could have conceived of.
Jon's tireless effort, positive demeanor, technical expertise and creative flair make him the very model of a volunteer. Sadly we couldn't pay him, but you totally should.
Mike Atherton, Content Strategist at Facebook