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Kind Words

Below are some recommendations that I’ve received over the years. They are listed in reverse chronological order, alongside the company I was with, and my role there.

LogicGate, 2020-present
Director of Design & Research

[Customer] specifically called out how impressed he was with Jonah’s presentation during Agility [LogicGate’s annual customer conference] on platform design. He said this presentation built the company’s credibility because we were open about the areas where we’ve proactively identified improvement, spoke to why this particular initiative is important and gave specific actions we’re taking to improve. Jonah’s efforts are not going unnoticed by our customers and I’m personally grateful he’s making our customer’s experience better.”
- Customer Success Manager, LogicGate

Draftbit, 2019-2020
Director of Product Design

Jonah’s thoughtful & product focused. He’s got a great personality and always has a smile on his face. He’s easy to work with and knows how to run point on design. He identifies problems and acts on them. He laid the groundwork for a design system that helped us get away from constantly making visual tweaks and enabled us to focus on the user experience. He’s very good at keeping decisions objective and has the business’s best interests at heart. I’ve personally learned a lot from Jonah and know he’ll be successful no matter what he does.”
- CTO, Draftbit

I enjoyed working with Jonah. He’s reliable, pragmatic, and level-headed. He laid the foundation for our design system which transformed the way we ship features in our product org. I would happily recommend Jonah and would enjoy working with him again.”
- VP of Engineering, Draftbit

I worked with Jonah at Draftbit where we collaborated on projects that spanned the Design & Growth teams. Jonah’s UX and user research skills were critical to delivering successful outcomes in an undefined, nascent, and evolving product category. Jonah exhibited remarkable attention to detail and professionalism. It was truly a pleasure to be his teammate!”
- Head of Growth, Draftbit

Blackbox (Cards Against Humanity), 2017-2019
Head of Design

As a manager Jonah is kind, understanding and supportive. He is a selfless leader who is able to recognize the value in others and helps champion their successes above his own career pursuits. Working alongside Jonah I always felt like he had my best interests at heart and cared about me as a person first and foremost. He was supportive when it came to setting career goals and was always willing to do everything he could to inspire and create opportunities for me to find success.”
- Senior Product Designer, Blackbox (Cards Against Humanity)

Home Chef, 2015-2017
Director of Product Design

Beyond being my manager, Jonah’s work fundamentally shaped the design ethos at Home Chef. His vision and skills are deeply respected. He thinks deeply about how to challenge and empower his direct reports. He pushes himself to learn more about the field of design to keep sharp. Most importantly, he nimbly navigates the tension between business and usability, making decisions that struck the elusive balance between achieving business needs while still managing to keep the customer close to the heart. I would recommend Jonah as a leader and mentor for any design organization - they would be lucky to have him.”
- Product Designer, Home Chef

[With Jonah] I can easily communicate my thoughts and ideas without feeling discouraged or stifled. Having knowledge in both UX and Visual Design was very critical of our work. He blended both elements seamlessly when we were working on concepts. He’s a great mentor who will advocate for you, but also a leader who knows how to communicate what needs to be done.”
- Design Researcher, Home Chef

I had the privilege of working under Jonah’s leadership as a member of the Home Chef design team. Jonah consistently demonstrated long-term brand and product vision - advocating for good design within our team and carving out an invaluable role for design within the company at large. He dedicated himself each day to cross-functional collaboration - working with our tech, marketing, ops, support, and exec teams to maintain communication channels and initiate innovative new ideas. Jonah’s leadership style can best be described as proactive, approachable, and trustworthy. As part of his team I always felt a sense of worth and confidence in the work I was producing.”
- Marketing Designer, Home Chef

Draftfcb (FCB), 2003-2007
Digital Art Director

Jonah is a very skilled and knowledgeable Digital Art Director - well versed in design and concepting in both digital and more traditional spaces. I enjoyed working with Jonah over the course of several years in various capacities because of his great work ethic, personality, skill, and temperament. I would recommend him to anyone because he is an asset to anywhere he goes.”
- Associate Creative Director, Draftfcb

Jonah is an incredibly talented professional with unique mastery of both design and technology. He continues to work hard and remain focused in the face of tight timelines and challenging workloads. Jonah knows how to handle himself in today’s diverse work environment. He continues to push the boundaries of his own education and apply those learnings on a daily basis.”
- Senior Digital Art Director, Draftfcb

Jonah has a commanding knowledge of the technical aspects of his trade as well as an incredible eye for design and style. It was a pleasure to work with him as his easy-going nature and ability to communicate clearly only helped with every project I worked with him on. He is highly recommendable.”
- Digital Art Director, Draftfcb