Aloha —

I'm Jon Lewis, a designer, and a black man currently occupying space in Honolulu, San Francicso, Washington DC. I'm a co-founder of a tech startup called Circa Victor where we build tools that empower government professionals & journalists to make data driven decisions in our political system. - No chill.

Before I decided to move to DC I took up space in San Francisco where I had the opportunity to design some incredible solutions for modern living with juggernaut companies likeWillcall, 500 Startups, and Plaid. Before SFO I played my part in forming creative teams back home in Hawai'i, slinging mad ink in Kaka'ako and pushing pixels all over Oahu. - We changed lives.

In the winter of 2014 a reasonably credible company called Apple was kind enough to recognize my work with a brilliant tech company called Elevate by naming us App of the Year in more than 30 countries. - We partied that weekend.

I believe in good people, good music, and good whiskey. Working with the brightest minds possible to leave the world a better place than we found it is an enormous part of what gets me out of my hammock in the morning ... also tea time.

You can hit me on Twitter, Instagram, and Dribbble. Or if you're seriously feeling serious you can shoot me a quick email to jon@umi.io

Selected Works — Selected projects that I've spearheaded and a few others that clever people have enlisted my talents for.

Founder + CPO at Circa Victor - Follow The Money
Design Direction for Plaid - Finance meets Technology
Product Design Lead at Elevate - Apple App of the Year
Secret Weapon for Designer Fund - Rasing the Industry Bar
Product Design at Willcall - Acquired by Ticketfly
Product Architecture for Comprendio - Knowledge is Power
Design Partner at Sudokrew - Professional Problem Solvers
Digital Director and Designer for PowWow Hawaii - Chee Hu


Should we be talking about something new?

Speaking + Writing + Thoughts — We can learn a lot from sharing our experiences with each other, here are a few of the rare times that I've escaped the shadows and made a little noise.

Revision Path Ep. 147 - Independence Day — Design Interview
Model View Culture No. 34 - Money in Politics — Writing for Print
General Assembly DC - Breaking into UX — Speaking Engagement
I’m Leaving San Francisco to Design for Politics — Thoughts
The Thin Line - Art vs Design — Design Video Interview

Booking speaking engagements for Autumn + Winter 2016.

— Mahalo nui loa