Jon Lagda

Sr. Art Director / Assoc. Creative Director

Vancouver, WA, USA
20+ years design and advertising experience in branding, digital, collateral, identity, advertising, direct mail, packaging and environmental graphics.

I have worked on nationals accounts such as Infiniti, Acura, Cisco, El Torito, Hansen's Beverages, Spectrum, Toshiba Medical & Hunt-Wesson.
Industry experience includes Food & Beverage, Automotive, Banking/Financial, Hospitality, Telecommunications, Medical, Real Estate, Industrial and Marketing.

Work Experience


Assoc. Creative Director

Creative and art direction of both offline and online materials including branding, interactive, advertising, identity, collateral, direct mail and environmental.

Clients: Cisco, Spectrum, Coit, California Highway Patrol Credit Union, ADP
July 2016 - Present Irvine, California, United States

Kato Design

Principal / Sr. Art Director

Design and marketing for companies offering B2B and B2C products and services.

Freelance design for advertising agencies and design firms specializing in branding, collateral, interactive design, advertising, direct mail, identity, packaging and environmental graphics.

Client list: Y&R Irvine, Johnson Gray Advertising, DGWB, Chrysalis, AMCI, Binary Pulse, Campbell Mithun, L&A Marketing, Morris Advertising, Specialized Marketing Services, CraneMorley, Nostrum, Sandy Corporation, AMR Advertising, McCullough Communications, Irvine Scientific, Atek, Touchstone Group, Lavender Valley
August 1999 - Present Vancouver, Washington, United States

Wunderman West

Sr. Art Director

Concept, design and creative of both offline & online direct response materials. Duties also included managing creative team & projects, client presentations, and pre-press & press approvals.

Client list: Health Net, Jenny Craig, Invisalign, Hyundai Capital
September 2012 - May 2014 California, United States


Sr. Art Director

Concept, design and production of packaging, corporate identity systems, brochures, newsletters, posters, direct mail and advertising. Duties also included photo shoots, press approvals and vendor coordination.

Client list: Sunkist Growers Inc., Hunt’s, AirTouch Paging, Wesson, Hansen Beverage Co.,
SSE Foods Inc., Moss Micro
December 1994 - July 1999 Santa Ana, California, United States

Patricia Wong And Associates

Senior Designer

Designed and produced various projects from initial concept through project completion.
Duties also included client presentation, photo shoots, press approvals, vendor coordination and project estimates.

Client list: The Carson Companies, Club de Golf, Flexrake, UpperCrust Bakery,
Moffatt & Nichol, Del Mar Windows
July 1993 - June 1999 Irvine, California, United States


California State University, Long Beach

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design / Visual Communication
Minor – Business Administration (Marketing)
1992 Long Beach, California, United States

The Bookshop

Advanced advertising concept course
1992 Los Angeles, California, United States


English (Fluent),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Branding, Collateral, Corporate Identity, Digital, Direct Mail, Environmental, Interactive, Packaging, Powerpoint, Social Media, Tradeshows,


Martial arts, golf, bass guitar, ukulele, Bruce Lee, poker, french fries, indie movies, KISS, Prince, X, comic books, Lowbrow Art, live music, sense of humor, Johnny Sokko & Giant Robot, video games and Newcastle beer.