About me 

About me 

About me 

About me 

About me 

Curious, empathetic, creative problem solver, immersing myself in industries that do not have simple solutions and shipping products fast by doing more and talking less. I have experience building teams and take great pride in mentoring designers.

Born to puertorrican parents, I spent my early years in Long Island, NY and moved to Puerto Rico to finish high school when my father retired. Once I finished high school I moved to CA to study design.

I like to do a lot of things I'm not good at, like making napolitan style pizza, mountain biking, golfing, and working out. Sometimes I spend a few hours designing for my side project, Buena Gente Brand.

People have said some pretty nice things about me but you can read about that below 👇🏾 or in my LinkedIn page. Thanks for stopping by!

Curious, empathetic, creative problem solver, immersing myself in industries that do not have simple solutions and shipping products fast by doing more and talking less. I have experience building teams and take great pride in mentoring designers.

Born to puertorrican parents, I spent my early years in Long Island, NY and moved to Puerto Rico to finish high school when my father retired. Once I finished high school I moved to CA to study design.

I like to do a lot of things I'm not good at, like making napolitan style pizza, mountain biking, golfing, and working out. Sometimes I spend a few hours designing for my side project, Buena Gente Brand.

People have said some pretty nice things about me but you can read about that below 👇🏾 or in my LinkedIn page. Thanks for stopping by!

Curious, empathetic, creative problem solver, immersing myself in industries that do not have simple solutions and shipping products fast by doing more and talking less. I have experience building teams and take great pride in mentoring designers.

Born to puertorrican parents, I spent my early years in Long Island, NY and moved to Puerto Rico to finish high school when my father retired. Once I finished high school I moved to CA to study design.

I like to do a lot of things I'm not good at, like making napolitan style pizza, mountain biking, golfing, and working out. Sometimes I spend a few hours designing for my side project, Buena Gente Brand.

People have said some pretty nice things about me but you can read about that below 👇🏾 or in my LinkedIn page. Thanks for stopping by!

Curious, empathetic, creative problem solver, immersing myself in industries that do not have simple solutions and shipping products fast by doing more and talking less. I have experience building teams and take great pride in mentoring designers.

Born to puertorrican parents, I spent my early years in Long Island, NY and moved to Puerto Rico to finish high school when my father retired. Once I finished high school I moved to CA to study design.

I like to do a lot of things I'm not good at, like making napolitan style pizza, mountain biking, golfing, and working out. Sometimes I spend a few hours designing for my side project, Buena Gente Brand.

People have said some pretty nice things about me but you can read about that below 👇🏾 or in my LinkedIn page. Thanks for stopping by!

Curious, empathetic, creative problem solver, immersing myself in industries that do not have simple solutions and shipping products fast by doing more and talking less. I have experience building teams and take great pride in mentoring designers.

Born to puertorrican parents, I spent my early years in Long Island, NY and moved to Puerto Rico to finish high school when my father retired. Once I finished high school I moved to CA to study design.

I like to do a lot of things I'm not good at, like making napolitan style pizza, mountain biking, golfing, and working out. Sometimes I spend a few hours designing for my side project, Buena Gente Brand.

People have said some pretty nice things about me but you can read about that below 👇🏾 or in my LinkedIn page. Thanks for stopping by!

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Great people, nice words.

Great people, nice words.

Great people, nice words.

Great people, nice words.

Great people, nice words.

Iulia

Iulia Lăzărean
UI/UX | Product Design | Design Research @ Yopeso

"I was brought on to Shopkicks’s design team by Jon and I loved working with him to improve and redesign not only the mobile app but our processes as a design team, to fit our needs and our way of working together best. And that’s because he understands that a design team is made first of the people in it, and then of the processes and tools. He was a team lead and a mentor at the same time, as he always took the time to understand both my needs as a team member and a young designer with goals and what our user's needs truly are in order to deliver the best experience for them. He’s a creative thinker, a funny man, an amazing designer, and collaborative work with him was easygoing and fruitful every time. And even though we worked on different time zones, that was never an obstacle in our collaboration. I would love to work with him again in the future!"

Helya

Helya Zand
UX Researcher @ InVision

"I reported to Jon during our time at Shopkick and it was a great experience! Foremost, Jon is a very creative problem-solver and designer. The way he breaks down the user's pain points and creates solutions for them, is fascinating to see and what every researcher hopes for in a partnership. As a manager, he created an environment where I felt comfortable asking for advice and direction. He has a hands-off but present approach, that I really appreciated. Would love the opportunity to work with him again in the future."

katelyn

Katelyn Bianchini-Williamsen
Product Designer @ Shopkick

"It was fantastic to work under Jon, who is an exceptional Director of Design. His approach to both management and design is motivational, knowledgeable, and powerful. He is sympathetic to both the users' and his employees' needs and goals. He displays a level of skill that has taken many years to master, and strives to share that knowledge through competent mentorship. I hope to work with Jon again in the future. "

ryan

Ryan Sullivan
Data Engineering Manager @ Facebook

"Jon and I have worked together multiple times and I can say with confidence there is no designer I’d rather work on a product with and the reason is simple: Jon has taste. Rather than look at problems in isolation, Jon always seeks to understand the full context, ensuring the user journey is consistent and complete. His approach and personality mean design becomes part of the culture, not just a hop in the product development process. Finally, Jon is forever a student of design, forever sharpening his skills and striving for innovation."

susie

Susie Su
Product Manager, Apps & Growth @ Meetup

"I worked with Jon directly at Shopkick when he was the Director of Product Design. Jon was a great designer and an even greater director. As a designer, he was able to iterate on designs quickly with the product team and ship features out the door with great thought and understanding of user behavior. He leveraged different psychology/UX principles to help the product team achieve target metrics effectively. As a Director of Design, he was a great people manager and was able to pinpoint every designers' strengths and weaknesses. He always had answers for the design team and enabled every designer to collaborate cross-functionally and efficiently. Overall, it was an extremely pleasant experience working with Jon and I'd love to collaborate with him again in the future!"

Jaosn

Jason Brown
Front End Architech @ InfoGroup

"Bleeding edge UX and design, combined with exceptional leadership is what comes to mind when I think about Jon.

I had the opportunity to work with Jon for a little under a year at Data Axle, Jon was the Vice President of design during that time.

On a technical level I was always impressed with how Jon could take seemingly boring concepts and make them feel new and exciting. He has his finger on the pulse of current and upcoming design trends, not sure how he keeps up but no concept presented was ever boring or outdated.

In addition to his design and UX skills I witnessed Jons exceptional leadership, during my time working with Jon he built a design team of many highly talented and efficient individuals. I had the opportunity to be part of interviews as he built his team. I quickly realized Jon is a great judge of character and has an uncanny knack in recognizing great talent, even when it wasn’t always apparent to others. What I admire most about Jon however is his positive attitude mixed with a calm demeanor, even under the most stressful conditions. Jon is someone his team is always able to look to for confidence, motivation, and support regardless of the situation.

I cannot overstate how valuable Jon would be to any team in a technical, or especially a leadership role. Jon has the highest recommendation I can give."

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