WHO | JON LAGDA
LOCATION | Vancouver, WA
CURRENT | Associate Creative Director : Chrysalis Communications
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT | Integrated branding, corporate identity, social media content, digital, UI design, advertising, collateral, logos, packaging, direct mail, publications, point-of-purchase, environmental & trade show graphics, illustration, guerilla marketing and promotion.
BRANDS I’VE HELPED | Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, Acura, Toyota, SCE, Cisco, Spectrum, Toshiba, Health Net, Iron Mountain, Verizon Wireless, Shell, Hunt-Wesson, Jenny Craig, Mission Hospital, Sunkist Growers, Coit, Hansen’s Beverages, Sony, Invisalign, PFF Bank & Trust, El Torito Restaurants, Corning, LG Electronics, William Lyon, Irvine Scientific, Cox Communications, Grove of Anaheim and a whole lot more.
WORKED AT / FOR | Wunderman, Y&R, Synergy, Johnson Gray Advertising, DGWB, E/LA Advertising, AMCI, Binary Pulse, Perceive, Nostrum, Campbell Mithun, Morris Advertising, L&A Marketing, CraneMorley, Belding Associates, Vertical Marketing, McCullough Communications, AMR Advertising, Pivot Point Marketing, Magneti,
Specialized Marketing Services, NineDots and Touchstone Group.
EDUCATION | BFA in Graphic Design, minor in Marketing – CSULB
Advanced concepting courses – The Bookshop, Los Angeles
SKILLS | InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Figma, Acrobat, Keynote, Powerpoint, Word, Constant Contact, Storyline 360.
I've been passionate about drawing since my early years, and my destiny as a designer became clear when my elementary art projects consistently outshone those of my classmates.
GIVING BACK | I served as a part-time instructor at CSULB, teaching advanced courses in graphic design and advertising.
THINGS I LIKE | Martial arts, golf, bass guitar, ukulele, Bruce Lee, poker, french fries, indie movies, Marvel comics, Jack Kirby, KISS, Prince, X, Lowbrow Art, sense of humor, thrift stores, video games, Willy Wonka, Johnny Sokko & Giant Robot and Newcastle beer.
WHAT'S WITH THE NAME KATO? | For as long as I can remember, I've been an ardent Bruce Lee enthusiast. His portrayal of Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet left an indelible mark on me. Bruce Lee's relentless pursuit of excellence, not only as a martial artist but also as a human being, has served as a profound source of inspiration in every facet of my life, from design to martial arts.