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About

Hi, my name is Jonathan Vreeland. I’m a versatile UX/UI designer, artist, storyteller, and creative thinker. I enjoy building product experiences that empower both the consumer and the business. With over 20 years of experience, I’ve co-founded companies and worked with world-class brands across several industries including tech, consumer products, fintech, games, and media. I’m also the author and illustrator of a single-panel comic series and recently the co-creator of an NFT collection.

Main Areas of Focus

  • Animation & Motion
  • Art / Illustration
  • Brand Design
  • Design Strategy
  •  Marketing
  • Product Design
  • Prototyping / Testing
  • Web 3 / NFTs
  • UX/UI

Projects

truPayments

truPayments is a Robust SAAS application that provides the dealer's customers with a unique personalized shopping experience based on pre-qualified inventory, customer's financial and vehicle preferences. 

UX/UI | Motion | Brand | Marketing

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Stressed Out
Crypto Parents

Crypto Dads get an NFT as Stressed out as they are.  Launched 4,000 Stressed Out Crypto Dads on Father's Day 2022.

Co-Creator | Brand | Artist | Design/Dev

Mr BigShot

Stock Market Game/Simulator for iOS. Players try to defeat the S&P or challenge a friend through decades using real stock data.

UX/UI | Game Design & Dev | Animation

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Storydweller Comics

I try to answer questions noone ever thought to ask – Storydweller a single panel comic series, Published Book, Time-Lapse Video Comics, and iOS App

Author | Artist | App Design & Dev

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MapSwing

Practice Golf with Purpose.  Mapswing is an engaging iOS app to track and analyze your swing at the Driving Range

Creator | App UX/UI & Dev | Brand

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More Highlights

Verizon

The largest wireless carrier in the United States.

September 2014 - October 2015 
Independent Contractor

  • UX/UI Design Lead for Verizon innovations team. As a consultant, I helped design new product concepts and update designs for the existing apps.
  • Helped to improve Verizon’s design guidelines for mobile.

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Fifth Third Bank

Top 10 super regional bank in the United States.

September 2013 - September 2014
Independent Contractor

  • UX/UI design, research, prototyping, and user testing for Fifth Third's internal and consumer-facing self-service payment applications.
  • Asisted other UX/UI design team members with building functional prototypes using Axure
  • Adapted my self-service payment prototype to be used for internal training initiatives

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Dirt Love Swiffer Game

Facebook Game and Contest

Independent Contractor
Play for the love of Swiffer.  The Thudnefuel team helped the Barefoot Agency and P&G transform this popular commercial series into a fun and competitive game with prizes.

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Tribune Interactive

Multimedia conglomerate – formerly one of the largest US broadcast companies.

June 2008 - January 2011
Interactive Design Lead

  • Helped to create new revenue opportunities through digital product development such as user generated content apps, contests and games.
  • Provided design leadership for Tribune’s web site content management system supporting media properties such as Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and WGN America. and local TV stations across the US.
  • Designed new brands for the health, classified, gaming and entertainment verticals.

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Photagious

Versatile multimedia slideshow & photo management suite.

June 2003 - May 2008
Co-founder, President

  • Co-founded one the first web-based slideshow tools and launch in early 2004.
  • Raised over a half million in early-stage funding. The subscription based product was one of the earliest multimedia slideshow tools.
  • Created the product vision, UX/UI, brand and marketing materials. - Built a modular drag and drop slideshow editor with a wide range of features, including a theme and music library, graphics, playback/display settings. User’s also had the ability to purchase a DVD of their slideshow within the editor.
  • Users created over 12,00 slideshows and uploaded more than a million photos.
  • Received Abode’s Site of the Day two different times.
  • One of the first to integrate auto publishing slideshows to Google’s Blogger platform.

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Gamebattles.com
The largest cross-platform online destination for competitive gaming.

September 2003 - January 2006
Co-founder, Creative Director

  • Gamebattles quickly became the largest destination for competitive gaming with over million users and was acquired by Major League Gaming (MLG)
  • Created the brand, creative direction, and website design. - Created over 40 unique themes including co-branded designs from the top games and consoles

Possible - Smucker's

Independent Contractor
Helped the Possible Agency with design and animation for several Smucker's brands including Dunkin Donuts Coffee, Jif, Uncrustables and more.

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Crowdwise

Crowd Sourcing News and Media Platform

Co-Founder - Brand and Product Design
Capture and curate news from anywhere.

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Upstream 360

Independent Contractor
Created conceptual designs to help Upstream's consumer marketing research for P&G brands such as Gillette, Pantene & Febreze

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Red Seat Ventures

Independent Contractor
Website Design and Branding for a variety of media personalities.

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Clippard Instrument Lab.

Independent Contractor
Provided Clippard with a new design foundation for their web site and other marketing channels and redesign their configurator tools. 

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Clear Channel

Director, Creative Services
Web Sites, Games, Contest, Animation

  • Designed and developed website, games, and contests for Clear Channel web network, at the time which was over 1,200 station websites. 
  • Helped to build marketing materials for the external sales team and internal training.

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