Industrial Designer. Photographer. Jazz Addict. Hip-Hop Head. Funk Fanatic. Traveler. Bibliophile. Coffee Enthusiast.
My name is Jonathan. I'm based in San Francisco, California and am an industrial designer at frog where I design products and experiences for some of the world's largest brands as well as emerging startups. I'm native to the DC/ Northern Virginia area and have a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech. My primary goal for this site is to share my story as a young designer. I'll use this as a medium to update projects, sketches and photos.
Over the past few years I've had multiple opportunities to expand my experience as a designer. I've worked for a consultancy designing toys and outdoor storage units as well as a company that designs furniture for national museums and libraries across the continent. The latter opened an opportunity for me to assist with a furniture exhibition at Neocon, Chicago 2013. My fascination with the idea of "craft" also led me to apprentice for one of the oldest upholstery businesses in the Washington, DC area.
I am an avid traveler. From doing community work in Chad, Africa to designing clean drinking water solutions while traveling across India, I am not afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone to learn something new about myself and the world around me. I am constantly questioning how we can improve our global culture through design. In an age of rapidly developing materials, processes, methods of distribution and technologies, I believe that designing with clear purpose and integrity is paramount in achieving a smarter, more sustainable future.
I'm excited to share my work with you. Welcome!