From 2016 – 2018, I managed the LA Design Studio for Idean, a global user experience design agency, headquartered in Helsinki and Palo Alto, and owned by Capgemini. During that time, I lead all creative and service design delivery resources and design work for the Los Angeles studio, including Enterprise Application UX design, Automotive UI, VR, AR, mobile and motion graphics.
I also facilitated workshops on Design Thinking methods and lead ethnographic research studies for clients solving business strategies and organizational challenges. Working with our content team, I developed design-oriented film and interactive content projects with a special focus on automation and speculative design concepts.
I also lead the development of a makeshift design studio in a rugby stadium across the globe to facilitate user research studies on the fan experience for sporting events with diverse user types and goals.
Clients include: Virgin Hyperloop One, Volkswagen, Honda,
HSBC World Rugby, Google Cloud Next, Avetta and Hitachi.
“Multi-faceted, Jon not only leads creatives on projects, but he also supports sales and marketing groups. For sales Jon participates from initial meetings through closing deals. For Marketing, he provides facilitation, speaks to the work and provides insights. What I enjoy about working with Jon is that he’s open to feedback, generous with ideas, spirited, and passionate about design.”Linda Angela Hoecker
Senior UX Producer, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Former Head of Studio, Idean