Justin Vachon

Product Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA

Work Experience


Freelance Designer

Proprietary assignment. Designed an internal award to recognize impact of a team member at Google. Information provided based on Non Disclosure Agreement.
December 2012 - December 2012 Mountain View, California, United States

Brooklyn United

Design Intern

Led an internal re-branding project for upcoming olympic logos including London, Sochi, Pyeongyang and Rio. Completed web design projects for the Associated Press and Alterstudio (architecture firm). Wire-framed, concepted and designed layouts for both projects. Worked cloesely with developers to ensure efficient UX.
June 2012 - August 2012 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Ringling College Design Center

Design Intern

Through a competitive portfolio review I was chosen to work as an intern for the Ringling College Design Center, the in-house design agency for the school. Redesigned and rebranded the current Alumni print publication Perspectives, renamed the magazine, came up with new features & titles as well as a new internal grid system. Used the digital publishing service Mag+ to create a fully interactive version of the magazine available on the app store.
August 2012 - May 2013 Sarasota, Florida, United States

The Honour Society

Freelance Designer

Developed brand identity variations for The Honour Society, an upscale collegiate clothing company. Took the lead in discussions of brand identity with the company’s two partners.
October 2010 - November 2010 Sarasota, Florida, United States

Cirque Du Soleil

UI/UX Designer

Worked on redesigning and improving Cirque Du Soleil's existing iphone application to create a more enriching experience more tailored to Cirque. Worked as a group of 4, designed the UI/UX of our product called Cirque Universe, a community gaming experience. This was a project done in collaboration with The Cirque and Ringling College of Art + Design
January 2012 - May 2012 Sarasota, Florida, United States

AIGA Ringling Student Chapter

Art Director

As Art Director I oversaw all promotional material for AIGA Ringling’s events and presentations. I designed and assisted in the creation of posters, buttons, presentations and branding for shows/events. Co-planned a student trip to San Francisco to visit design studios (R/GA, Linkedin, Interbrand, Landor to name a few) over a week long period.
August 2012 - May 2013 Sarasota, Florida, United States

Ringling College Of Art + Design

Design Assistant to Department Head

I work closely under the direction of the head of Graphic Design and the other professors. I designed posters, promotional material and helped with other design related tasks.
June 2011 - May 2013 Sarasota, Florida, United States

Ringling College TypeClub

Art Director

In my role as Art Director I designed posters, buttons and other promotional material for Type Club events/presentations. This was a collaborative process with the other Type Club officers on designs, typography, layout and color for promotional use.
August 2011 - August 2012 Sarasota, Florida, United States

Press Start To Begin

Founder, Editor In Chief, Designer

Through my passion for video games I created a blog where I could combine my love of gaming and journalism. As the founder and designer for PSTB (a gaming/entertainment blog) I created the brand and helped craft the editorial style of the reviews, features and news. I Managed a team of writers who contributed reviews & feature articles.
July 2010 - Present Venice, Florida, United States


Associate User Experience Designer

July 2013 - December 2013 Mountain View, California, United States


Product Designer

January 2014 - Present San Francisco, California, United States


Venice High School

High School Diploma

August 2006 - May 2009 Venice, Florida, United States

Ringling College Of Art And Design


August 2009 - Present Sarasota, Florida, United States


English (Native),


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

4th District Silver ADDY for Social Media - Brink


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Gold Addy for Social Media Network - Brink


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver Addy for Non Traditional Advertising - LEECH


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silvery Addy For Interactive Mobile Design - SRQ Food Summit



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Keynote , Branding, Editorial Design, Icon Design, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, UI/UX,