WHO | JON LAGDA
LOCATION | Vancouver, WA
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT | Integrated branding, corporate identity, web & interactive, digital, UI design, advertising, collateral, logos, packaging, direct mail, publications, point-of-purchase, environmental & trade show graphics, guerilla marketing and promotion.
BRANDS I’VE HELPED | Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, Acura, Toyota, SCE, Time Warner, Spectrum, Toshiba, Cisco, Health Net, 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, Chrysalis, 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, 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, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Word.
I’ve also been drawing since I was a little tyke and knew I was meant to be a designer when my elementary art projects stood out from my classmates' work.
GIVING BACK | Taught advanced graphic design & advertising courses at CSULB as a part-time instructor.
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? | I’ve been a Bruce Lee fan for as long as I can remember. Kato was the character he played in the TV series The Green Hornet. Bruce Lee was constantly striving to not only be a better martial artist, but also a better human being. He has been an inspiration in all aspects of my life from design to martial arts.