Creative solutions by design. Communication with fine art.
Always interested in projects that use; clear communication, open collaboration, and mutual respect while working with others.
Jon was raised in Hawaiʻi and graduated from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) with a degree in Art. Jon developed and improved his fine arts skills including 3D modeling, drawing, painting and contemporary forms of “Tatau” (Polynesian style tattooing).
Jon was awarded third place for his cartoon drawing in the UNLV newspaper, Rebel Yell, by the Society of Professional Journalists: Mark of Excellence Awards.
While completing college, Jon worked as a contract web designer for companies based in Hawaiʻi as well as Las Vegas. Upon graduation from UNLV, Jon moved to American Sāmoa & established his company, Pasefika Designs. Pasefika Designs specializes in various fine art works and web design. Jon has performed professional contract art work for the American Sāmoa government marketing the Sāmoa Bowl I and II, the American Sāmoa Small Business Center, and Sāmoa Community College. Jon also served as a guest instructor for a summer art and computer art course at Pacific Islands Center for Educational Development (PICED).
Jon continues to improve his proficiency as an artist and designer. He enjoys sharing his knowledge, learned artistic skills and professional perspective. He was given an opportunity when invited to speak about web design at the 3rd Annual Pacific Islander High School Education Conference 2009.
Working briefly in the casino gaming industry gave Jon great experience with developing digital assets for large scale internet marketing operations.
While working at UNLV Jon was given the opportunity to collaborate with the academics an intellectuals with higher education in Southern Nevada. Jon worked with a group of dedicated professionals, to enrich the online education experience through visualization.
Jon worked in the aviation industry, as the Web Master: Airport Program Administrator for the Clark County Department of Aviation. Jon focused on customer experiences both on location and through the Clark County Department of Aviation websites including McCarran Airport at Las Vegas Henderson Executive Airport and North Las Vegas Airport.
Jon returned to Hawaiʻi in hospitality industry in focusing on operations.
Jon reorganized Pasefika Designs, LLC into Pasefika, LLC in Hawaiʻi with a focus on visual communication with fine art, design and graphics to share Sāmoan, Polynesian, and Pacific Island culture with everyone.
Currently, Jon is focusing on fine art and design.