Hello! I’m Jon and and I create an emotional connection between an individual and a product, service or an organization through visual mediums.


WORKING AS  |  Freelance Sr. Art Director : Creative Director

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT  |  Integrated branding, collateral, web & interactive design, advertising, corporate identity, logo design, packaging, direct mail, publications, point-of-purchase, environmental & trade show graphics, guerilla marketing, promotion and even paste-up.

BRANDS I’VE HELPED  |  Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, Acura, Toyota, Time Warner Communications, SCE, Toshiba,
Health Net, Verizon Wireless, Jenny Craig, Mission Hospital, Hunt-Wesson, Sunkist Growers, Hansen’s Beverages, Sony, Invisalign, Corning, PFF Bank & Trust, El Torito Restaurants, LG Electronics, William Lyon, Irvine Scientific,
Cox Communications, Grove of Anaheim, Lavender Valley and a whole lot more.

WORKED AT / FOR  |  Wunderman, Y&R, Synergy, Johnson Gray Advertising, Chrysalis, Binary Pulse, E/LA, DGWB, Perceive, AMCI, Nostrum, Campbell Mithun, Morris Advertising, L&A Marketing, Belding Associates, CraneMorley, Vertical Marketing, AMR Advertising, McCullough Communications, Specialized Marketing Services, NineDots, Zang and Touchstone Group.

TRAINING  |  BFA in Graphic Design, minor in Marketing – California State University, Long Beach.
Advanced concepting courses –
The Bookshop, Los Angeles. 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 fellow classmates.

SKILLS  |  InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Word, Mac OSX.

GIVING BACK  |  Part-time instructor of advanced graphic design & advertising courses at CSULB.

THINGS I LIKE  |  Martial arts, golf, bass guitar, ukulele, Bruce Lee, poker, french fries, indie movies, comic books, KISS, Prince, X, Lowbrow Art, sense of humor, Johnny Sokko & Giant Robot, video games and Newcastle beer.

kato design  graphics + advertising