Jon Defreest

Creative Director/ Illustrator/ Graphic Designer

Boston, MA, USA
I enjoy making funny and engaging digital illustrations and designs for many applications including apparel, animation, gaming, print, and web.

Work Experience


Associate Creative Director

January 2009 - Present Massachusetts, United States

Jonny Etc. Illustration

Owner / Illustrator

January 2009 - Massachusetts, United States

NY Magazine

Freelance Graphic Designer/ Illustrator

I have a weekly feature for NY Magazine's pop culture blog, Vulture. I work closely with Vulture's editors in order to create pop culture inspired images that have included fake products, ads & illustrations. The hope is that these images will go "viral" which often directs a high volume of web traffic to the blog.
August 2011 - New York, New York, United States


University Of Massachusetts

Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts

September 2002 - May 2007 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States


The Ad Club: Hatch Awards

Silver Award for Logo Design 2010 for my NFL Parody Logo Series


The Ad Club: Hatch Awards

Silver Award for Non-Traditional Media as a designer for



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Cartooning , Character Design, Digital Illustration, Logo Design, Mobile Game Design, T-shirt Design, Vector Art, Viral Marketing,