Design Strategy Lead
John Jones believes in the power of simplicity. He is passionate about understanding complex systems and working with clients to bring out the simple solution inside. As SVP Design Strategy at Fjord, John helps clients engage audiences in new ways with services that span mobile, web and physical spaces.
John has a 20-year history creating award-winning digital products and experiences for some of the world’s best-known brands. Past and current projects span multiple outlets and consumer-driven arenas, including retail, digital, mobile, games, e-commerce and outdoor.
Previously, John was SVP, Executive Creative Director at R/GA where he founded R/GA’s Global Retail and Digital Environments practice and the R/GA LAB, an exploration and workshop space dedicated to consumer insights and new methods of interaction for in-store, mobile, online and branded environments. The lab “build to think” iterative design process resulted in hundreds of innovations for clients and many ‘firsts’ in Times Square, retail spaces and mobile platforms.
His work has been featured in many industry publications and has won almost every major design award. He is a frequent speaker on panels and industry events and has taught in the graduate design and technology department at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
John is also Co Founder of Pepperplate, a popular digital cooking platform with services available across all major mobile device platforms. When he is not at work, John is all about planning the next adventure with his family.