Here's what I've been working on
  • Design 
  • Development 
  • Logos 
  • Print 
  • Illustration 

Web Design

High-quality , innovative , UI/UX-friendly website design and layout. I create eye-catching, Mobile responsive website designs and layouts. See what I do for all design services.


Web Development

Custom coded websites and web applications in a wide range of platforms including Wordpress, Magento and Shopify, as well as custom coded standalone websites and applications. HTML5/CSS3/SASS, PHP/MySQL, jQuery/Javascript, and Mobile Responsive CSS. You can take a look at some examples of my work below. You can use the interactive video to test the site, or click the "See it in action" link to view the work live.



Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom Wordpress Theme; Mobile Responsive

Magento Customization

HTML Website; HTML/CSS + jQuery/Javascript

Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom Shopify Theme

PSD to HTML, CSS, jQuery

Custom Magento Theme

Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom Wordpress Theme

jQuery/PHP Pricing Slider

Custom Wordpress/Fullscale site

Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom Flash Website

Custom Wordpress Theme

Custom HTML/CSS/jQuery

Logo Design

Carefully crafted, quality designs. You will find no clip-art slapped next to a font here. Corporate Identity+Branding, Signatures, Trademarks, Trade Characters, Band Logos


Illustration & Multimedia

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Illustration; Portrait

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This drawing was done using pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and Prismacolor markers. The basis for the drawing was a photograph from a magazine spread, from which I deviated a bit with some creative liberty. The image used was really just as a base from which to build.

I first created the base sketch using a light 2h pencil. I then worked up a bit into some darkness using an HB pencil. As I did this, I also started laying a light layer of a flesh-like color of colored pencil. I continued this process until I had a basic flesh base.

I then started bringing some black ink in, in order to provide a dark element to make the image a bit more dynamic. It also helped to start giving some shape to the hair, which was quite dark.

In order to give the drawing a more “rustic” sort of a feel, I went back in and made things a bit grainier, by overlaying another layer of colored pencil wax, and then light hatching it with pencil. This chips away a little at the colored pencil, producing small granules of difference in color. It makes it look a bit more “rough”, which to me, seems a little more visually interesting to look at. Otherwise, you might as well be looking at a photograph.

In retrospect, I think I overworked the “roughness” a bit too much, resulting in a less professional looking image. In the thumbs of the progress, you can actually see a higher quality version (in terms of technique), where less flaws are present. Some flaws were revealed through this process of refining over and over, which, in the end, was not necessarily a benefit. In future attempts of a similar nature, I will avoid making similar mistakes.

Additionally, I left a few areas somewhat “unfinished”, in order to give it a bit more visual dynamism. I think that the lack of definite solidity gives more character to the subject, and allows the viewer a little more breathing room for imagination.

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Albert Einstein, Sort of

This illustration consists, essentially, of nothing more than scribbled lines of marker and pen. I was looking at an image of Albert Einstein at the time, and attempted to make the scribblings coalesce into an image that resembled the image I was looking at. I think the result is actually quite precise, albeit a bit distorted.

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Who I Am

Jon Day

Graphic Designer. Web Designer. Web Developer.

New England, United States

With over 10 years of experience, I've learned a lot. I've also learned how to take that experience, and apply it to your project.

I'm a 31 year old graphic designer, web designer and web developer. I grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, but am currently living in New England. I have over 10 years of experience in the industry, having worn many hats. I'm currently working independently, creating high quality experiences in web, video and print. I enjoy challenges that force me to find innovative solutions, and opportunities to flex my creative muscles. As I always say "where there's a void, there is space to create".

When I'm not working, I enjoy playing guitar, which I've done for nearly 20 years. More recently, I've become very interested in wood-crafting, and have been carving and crafting in my spare-time as well. I enjoy a good steak, beer or scotch, and enjoy a wide range of music, film, and literature. I also have an extensive knowledge of art history, philosophy, theology and a novice interest in physics..

Resume

Experience:

Art Director

Vitality Systems, Inc.

Managed the day to day operations of the art department. This included die-cut label printing, order production, designing of advertising materials, as well as administrative tasks, and implementation of private labeling program, with custom designs for veterinary clinics. I was heavily involved in the creation of a proprietary label printing software, and trained new staff in its use. The knowledge gained in this position was vast: heat transfer printer operation and maintenance, die-cut label stock varieties and weights, toners, management procedures, shipping procedures, vendor negotiations, and interoffice policy development.

Creative Director

Bayshore Custom H2O

During my tenure at Vitality Systems, Inc. I became acquainted with a friend of the owner, who was operating a custom-labeled bottled water company. His location was in Ohio, but he was also facilitating existing customers in Florida. I began assisting him in the creation of labels, and from there began handling the majority of all details for the Florida-based operations. This included sales, customer service, shipping & receiving, and day to day operations. This was all in addition to the creative responsibilities that I maintained, including label design & printing, graphic design, and quality control.

Composing Supervisor

Cox Media, Automart Magazine

This was a mid-level management position in which I oversaw the daily operations of a 13-person design/production floor. Automart magazine is a national publication, for which we handled 7 regional issues, weekly. Each publication was between 50-100 pages, and ran full-color ads for car dealerships. The composing department was responsible for designing and assembling ads, creating a pagination for the publication, and collecting the pages for print. I handled almost every aspect of the floor's daily operations, with the exception of corporate related functions, which was carried out by the office manager. We originally had a 3-tier management system consisting of office manager, assistant manager, and composing supervisor. Our assistant manager was absent on long-term medical leave for nearly the entire duration of my employment, and thus I absorbed the responsibilities of this position, happily.

Education:

Commercial Art Technology, AA.

PTEC - Clearwater, FL

Under the tutelage of Milton Watts, a thorough understanding of the professional world of graphic design was achieved. The setting of this program matched a "real-world-scenario". The classroom was essentially a design studio, with our assignments being projects that one might complete on-the-job. In addition to studying what one might expect in the realm of graphic design, we also were provided with an in depth look into other areas of study such as philosophy, world history, political science, sociology, marketing, psychology and literature. All of these together help to tell the story of mankind, and to see how our aesthetic senses have been shaped over time.

Skills learned in this program include, but are not limited to: logo design and branding, traditional illustration, digital illustration, multimedia design, typography, layout, workflow organization, creative development processes, print media design & layout, use of Adobe Creative Suite software.

Additional Skills:

  • Mobile Responsive CSS
  • HTML/HTML5
  • CSS/CSS3
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Mobile Responsive CSS
  • Shopify
  • Magento
  • eCommerce
  • Flash Animation
  • Actionscript
  • After Effects Animation
  • Music & Video Editing
  • Web Layout
  • Typography
  • Logo Design & Branding
  • Banner Ads
  • Icon Design
  • Interface/UI Design
  • Database Entry
  • Pagespeed Performance Enhancement

What I Do

Logo Design & Branding

  • Corporate Identity
  • Custom Logotypes
  • Custom Signatures
  • Trade Characters & Mascots

Web Design

  • Mobile Responsive Layout/Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Custom Wordpress Themes
  • Fullscale Website Design
  • Landing Page Design
  • Banner Ad Design
  • Blog Layout
  • eCommerce
  • Graphic Component Design

Web Development

  • Mobile Responsive CSS
  • UI/Ux Development
  • jQuery/Javascript
  • PHP
  • HTML/HTML5/CSS/CSS3
  • Flash Animation
  • Custom Wordpress Themes
  • Custom Wordpress Functions
  • Fullscale Websites
  • Web Application Development
  • On-call Troubleshooting & Maintenance
  • Pagespeed Performance Enhancement

Illustration & Multimedia

  • Cartoons & Caricatures
  • Book/Magazine Cover Illustration
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Custom Novelty Illustration
  • Video Editing
  • Animation

Would you like to hire me? Do you have a question?

Interested in hiring me for your project? You can either email me at jon@jondaydesign.net, or fill out the form below. Please be as detailed as possible, letting me know what your project consists of, the budget you have in mind, and your intended completion date. I look forward to hearing from, and working with you.

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Jon Day Design
Waterville, Maine 04901
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