Jon received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. His master thesis was entitled, “Medical Information Design: Empowering the Patient.” Jon started as a freelance designer for biotech startups in Madison, Wisconsin. For eleven years, Jon was a Senior Graphic Designer for an association management company located in a suburb of Washington D.C. Jon developed brands, designed websites, and produced scientific journals. His clients included the American Society of Consulting Arborists, the Association of Water Technologies, and the Cardiology Leadership Alliance. Jon won awards for logo design and conference branding from the American Advertising Federation DC Chapter and Association Trends. Jon previously taught courses in Digital Foundations and Medical Illustration at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Jon is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.