Jonathan Lynch

Visual Design / Illustration / Leadership

San Diego, CA, USA
I have a wealth of experience building design, production, and content strategy teams. As senior designer and manager, I have led effective graphic design teams. I have also functioned as art director and head of story for animated video productions, and have played a role in software and UX development. I am familiar with working in several development frameworks, in both product development and content production. With all of this experience, my passion still lies in visual problem-solving. My drive to create engaging content and beautiful design is paired with my desire to bring order to chaos and craft something that is truly relevant and exciting to its audience. I love working with a team to solve complex challenges and break new creative ground.

Work Experience

GuideSpark, Inc.

Design Manager / Senior Graphic Designer / Product Designer

Art direction, illustration, and graphic design.
Content strategy and storyboarding.
Lead the visual design of product development.
Project and resource management.
Collaboration with video art directors, UX and technical staff, screenwriters, content strategists, animators, and motion graphics designers.
Document workflows, training materials, and best practices.
Provide mentorship and training for graphic designers & illustrators.
Participate in cross-departmental working groups and initiatives.
Participate in market-driven product innovation working groups.
April 2013 - February 2018 California, United States

Freelance Designer

Logo and brand package development, hand-coded and CMS websites, custom illustration and artwork, mobile app UI design, animated explainer videos, and various graphic design work.
January 2001 - Present California, United States

MyContactCard

Graphic Artist

Design of branded online marketing materials and custom microsites for partner companies and clients.
September 2008 - April 2009 Nevada, United States

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Character Animator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Animation, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Jira , Product Development, Scrum, Software Development, Storyboarding, UI Design , UX Design, Visual Design, Waterfall, Workfront,