Aloha

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

Outside of Circa Victor, I serve as Design Partner at Sudokrew while also advising a handful of startups with focuses on emerging industries. In the winter of 2014 Apple was kind enough to recognize my work at a tech company called Elevate by naming us App of the Year in more than 30 countries. - We partied that weekend.

Before moving to DC I lived in San Francisco where I worked with a handful of venture backed startups like Willcall, 500 Startups, and Plaid. Before moving to The Bay I played my part in forming the tech community back home in Hawai'i.

I believe in good people, good music, and good whiskey.

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Selected Works — Projects that I've either founded or played a leading role

FOUNDER + CPO Circa Victor
DESIGN DIRECTION Plaid
PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD Elevate
PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD Urbanstems
BRIDGE ALUMNI Designer Fund
PRODUCT DESIGNER Willcall
PRODUCT DESIGNER Storenvy
PRODUCT DESIGNER Comprendio

DESIGN PARTNER Sudokrew
DESIGN DIRECTION Pow Wow Hawaii
PRODUCT DESIGN Fiat Chrysler
DESIGN DIRECTION Nella Media Group
PRODUCT DESIGNER Blue Planet Foundation
CREATIVE DIRECTION Participant Media
CREATIVE DIRECTION Hawaii Cocktail Week
BRAND DESIGN Hawaiian Fresh Farms

Press + Speaking Enagements

DESIGN INTERVIEW WAKE :: How Circa Victor Designs for Big Data
INDUSTRY ARTICLE MASHABLE :: Follow the Money
INDUSTRY ARTICLE FAST COMPANY :: Election Coverage
PRINT PUBLICATION MODEL VIEW CULTURE :: Money in Politics
DESIGN PODCAST REVISION PATH :: Independence Day
DESIGN LECTURE GENERAL ASSESMBLY :: Breaking into UX
DESIGN LECTURE DEV LEAGUE :: Every Pixel Counts
INDUSTRY ARTICLE MEDIUM :: I’m Leaving San Francisco to Design for Politics
INDUSTRY ARTICLE USA TODAY :: Meet Apple's iPhone app of the year: Elevate
INDUSTRY ARTICLE Fast Company :: Most Creative People
DESIGN DOCUMENTARY FILM :: The Thin Line Between Art & Design

Send an email if you’re interested in exploring a design partnership or having me speak at your event. Diverse teams solve diverse problems.

— Every pixel counts

— Mahalo nui loa