Jon Daiello Product Designer 🦄

Career

Overview

Over my career as a user experience designer and front-end developer, I have made it a focus to learn as much as possible. I strive to develop relationships that challenge my abilities and broaden my perspectives. I have had the opportunity to work with platforms like ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, WordPress and more. I’ve developed a deep love for great design with HTML, CSS and Javascript. My passion is to create excellent experiences for users while meeting the needs of those involved in the project.


Covenant Eyes

User Experience Design Lead

December 2016 – Present: As a User Experience Practitioner, was asked to be the Team Lead for the user experience team dedicated to product development and innovation. I am responsible for collaborating with other teams, presenting to and working with executive stakeholders, designing various artifacts, and guiding my team in our shared responsibilities. Up to this point, my career had been mostly focused on visual design as well as front-end development. In my new role at Covenant Eyes, my focus has shifted towards user experience design while still leveraging the skillset I have gained over my career.

LCS

Web Designer + Developer

January 2016 – December 2016: I was hired on as a web designer and developer. As part of the web team at LCS, I am responsible for designing and developing websites from start to finish utilizing HTML, CSS and Javascript combined with the WordPress platform. I am also responsible for client communication, project management and helping share the project load when necessary. I have made it a point to give presentations on modern web standards as well as develop tools and documentation to help our processes.

Johnny Rocket Creative

President + Creative Director

November 2011 – Present: Because of my passion for the web, I founded Johnny Rocket Creative. At first, it was a hobby, but as I learned more and continued to build quality websites, it grew into a full-fledged business that stands for usable and forward-looking quality. Some of my daily responsibilities include client interaction, creating wireframes, building sitemaps, documenting and communicating requirements and changes, creating polished designs, and front-end development.

Antistatic Design

Senior Designer + Developer

December 2011 – December 2015: Working with Antistatic Design started out as a short-term trial, which expanded out into a full-time position as a contractor for the company. Working with a small team, we were able to create some amazing websites, applications, iOS designs, and more. I functioned as the lead developer, interface designer and lead technical contact. My skills grew as a designer and developer, while simultaneously developing skills in project management and technical consulting. It was during this time that I was introduced to and fell in love with the ExpressionEngine content management system.

Cedarville University

Adjunct Professor

September 2011 – December 2011: As an adjunct professor, I served as an instructor for interactive design and teaching the basics of Adobe Flash. I enjoyed my time as an instructor and gained valuable communication skills throughout my time there.

Ideopia

Interactive + Print Designer

January 2008 –December 2011: I was hired to serve the role of Graphic Designer. Over my time at IDEOPIA, I grew into the role of Interactive Designer as well. Concept generation, print design, web design, front-end programming, and technical consulting were among my responsibilities.

Blue Diesel

Graphic Design Intern

September 2007 –January 2008: I was hired to serve the role of Graphic Designer working on interactive projects. I worked on a variety of tablet based projects, and a few websites as a designer. All of this before the advent of the beloved capacitive-touch tablet world we are now familiar with.

Cedarville University

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

April 2007: In 2007, I received my Bachelors Degree. While at Cedarville, I focused mainly on Web Design since that’s where my passions were. I also spent time studying technical writing, web programming, and other aspects that would help my transition into the web design and development roll.