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.
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
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