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.
Selected Works — Shortlist of work that I've leaded and a few other projects that some 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 HuShould 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