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.
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.
Before moving to DC I lived in San Francisco where I worked with a handful of venture backed companies 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.
Running a democracy is expensive business. The modern campaign finance landscape has altered the face of elections to the point where data and facts take a backseat to emotion and relationships. I co-founded the political-tech company, Circa Victor, with two of my best friends a few years ago. Circa Victor is a big data company that builds tools that empowers every political professional and journalist to make data driven decisions in our political system. I serve as Cheif Product Officer.
Elevate 2014 App of the Year
Elevate is a brain training app that builds confidence in skills like reading, writing, and math. I joined the product team to lead a squad of talented animators and engineers on a mission to make the world a smarter place. Shortly after launching Apple named us App of the Year in over 30 countries.
Fin The Premier Financial Technology Magazine
Banking, investment, financial regulations, wire transfers. It's a lot to wrap your head around. I helped the team at Plaid to launch the web's first financial tech magazine aimed at illuminating the complexities of the finance industry and the technology that powers it. Meet my buddy Fin.
Sudokrew - Design Partner
This crew is made of Professional Problem Solvers. Sudokrew is a world class product development agency based in Hawaii. As the design partner at Sudokrew I collaborate with the team to invent new ways to solve problems in spaces like renewable energy and mordernized education.
Pow Wow - Digital Design
With a dedicated team focused on celebrating diverse cultures and art, Pow Wow has grown from a creative gathering in Hawaii to a worldwide phenomenon. Since launching the movenment has made it's way to Los Angeles, Japan, Taiwan, and even Wahington D.C.
Wake - Design Interview
As a designer leading teams across a variety of industries, creating a constructive space for collaboration has always been a struggle. I had the chance to talk to the team at Wake about my approach to team building, design collaboration and knowledge transfer.
The Kitchen Sink
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 Design Blue Planet Foundation Creative Direction Participant Media Creative Direction Hawaii Cocktail Week Brand Design Hawaiian Fresh Farms
Press + Speaking Engagements
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 Assembly :: Breaking into UX
Design Lecture Dev League :: Every Pixel Counts
Article Medium :: I’m Leaving San Francisco to Design for Politics
Industry Article USA Today :: Meet Apple's app of the year: Elevate
Industry Article Fast Company :: Most Creative People
Design Documentary Film :: The Thin Line Between Art & Design
— Mahalo nui loa