Jon's been working in and around the agency environment for the last fifteen years or so, recently moving to R/GA London where he takes up the role of Group Creative Director.
First and foremost a creative, Jon sits in the creative department and come's up with ideas. But he's also technical, which means he creates the ideas he comes up with too. At Ogilvy, in 2014 Jon came up with, and built, the Cannes Lion Grand Prix winning British Airways digital billboard that pointed up at planes when they flew past.
Working as a Creative Director, Jon's able to bring in Copywriters, Art Directors and other creatives to work directly into him, rather than the other way around - injecting technology into the conceptual phase and trying to come up with something fresh.
He's spent the last 15 years creating products and doing software development in just about every programming language going and is into electronics and hardware, which allow him to very quickly prototype ideas before presenting them to clients, rather than sketching things.
A tinkerer, a maker, Jon's really into creating products and prototypes that bridge the physical to digital realm and is passionate about connected devices and the "Internet of things".
As advertising moves further and further away from being about brands telling consumers how great they are and more and more about giving people an amazing experience or making something cool for them to play with, the opportunity for somebody like Jon to make a real difference in an agency environment increases.
D&AD judge and listed at #24 in The Drum Digerati's annual celebration of the 100 most influential people across UK's digital marketing industries, Jon also featured in the Hospital Club's hClub 100 list, celebrating the most innovative people working in the creative industries in Britain today.