Full name

Jon Michael Styer

Title

Media specialist

Location

Harrisonburg, VA

Blurb

Graphic designer, brand identity specialist, photographer, Illustrator, musician and foodie based in Virginia.

Biography

I am a graphic designer, photographer, and Illustrator based in Virginia. As a designer I specialize in print design and creating graphic identities for companies large and small. I am also constantly expanding my design expertise in creating attractive, clean, and simple websites. As a photographer and illustrator I compose creative images to illustrate stories, and to enhance the visual identity of both print and web materials.

Experience

Creative Director

SY Creative

Harrisonburg, VA · 2/15/2011 – Present

SY Creative is a Harrisonburg, Virginia based design company that specializes in a variety of media including: web design and development, graphic design, logo design, photography, videography for web, illustration, and social media integration. We believe in helping small businesses and organizations to develop strong visual identities through print and web media.

Media specialist and brand identity manager

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA · 3/20/08 – Present

Through his education and professional experience in digital media, Jon has developed a wide range of marketing and communications skills, including graphic design, photography, video production, animation, audio production, branding, and illustration. As the brand identity manager for EMU he oversees and develops all the visual elements that represent EMU’s brand, including print materials, websites, logos, colors, fonts, graphics, and signage. He is also the primary designer and photographer for EMU’s alumni magazine, Crossroads, and Peacebuilder magazine for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Video Assistan/Graphic Designer

Menno Media

Harrisonburg, VA · 2006 – 2008

Assisted with the production of several documentaries, as well as various video editing, and graphic design projects.

Education

BA, Art, Digital Media

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA · 2003 – 2007

Co-Creator and director of “The Value of Experience” a documentary filmed in Vietnam. Documentary shows the value of cross-cultural experience/education.

Awards
2011 Award of Excellence, overall website design and implementation , (CASE) District III awards
2011 Special Merit Award, home page design , (CASE) District III awards
2010 Climate Action on Campus competition, first place , National Wildlife Federation, Chill Out
2010 Grand prize winner in private colleges category , Johnson Controls, Campus Green Scene
Clients

Eastern Mennonite University North End Greenway The Little Grill The Blue Nile Downtown Wine & Gourmet Das Dutch Village Zehr Institute CJP OCP Downtown Fine Furniture Ted & Co. Fairfiled Center

Specialties

print design, web design, branding, graphic identity, illustration, photography, video production, art direction, publication design

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Social Media