Jon Dale is a digital designer & developer. Currently, he lives & works in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Take a look at his work, discover more about him, or just click around and make your own art. Try it. (only works on modern browsers, upgrade?)
For nearly 8 years now i've been designing and developing websites. Since starting university in England I've been immersed in the web, and am continually fascinated with the possibilities it brings.
Back then, I built websites. I thought Flash was the greatest thing since sliced bread, 800x600 was a consideration, zip drives were the bees knees, and tables were the way to go.
Now, things are considerably different. For several reasons. I moved countries and now live in Charlottesville, Virginia. I spend my days working as a designer & developer at Hotelicopter, and I can do more than send a text message on a mobile phone.
Day to day, I read and am inspired by people such as Jeffrey Zeldman, Brendan Dawes, & Jason Santa Maria, not to mention my esteemed colleagues at Hotelicopter. Working in a vibrant & collaborative environment enables me to receive and participate in the critique of our work. I strike the balance between informing myself of the latest movements in design & development — and put my newfound knowledge into practice.
I built this site specifically as a means to experiment a bit and have fun. There's a mix of jQuery, html5, css3 and a dash of php. It won't look great in older browsers or tablets, and it's not meant to. And I'm ok with that. My intention was to create a unique experience sprinkled with a few subtle touches of movement & elegance. Secondarily, it shows several projects I've worked on, both design & development.
Whilst not looking at a screen (Words With Friends doesn't count, btw.), I enjoy going for walks with my wife, playing squash (or any racquet sport for that matter), making a curry, or attempting to finish the final book in the Steig Larsson trilogy.
Below you'll find a selection of projects, both freelance and for Journey Group. It's hard to convey all the hard work of design & development in a series of resized images, so, best thing to do, is go visit them.