Jon Setzen
Creative Direction & Design

I've been working as a designer for 20 years and have the spent the last 13 years leading Creative teams at agencies and in-house. I currently live and work in Los Angeles, California as Creative Director of Bluebeam, Inc. I pride myself of clean, simple design, engaging print creative and unique brand stories and development. I try and only work on projects with nice people who I would also invite into my home. Currently, I am devoting my freelance time to working with non-profits and organizations such as the ACLU. This website contains some of the things I've worked on somewhat recently. I am most proud of being a part of the early days of CreativeMornings. I founded the Los Angeles chapter (#3) and ran the chapter for six years while watching CreativeMornings grow to more than 175 chapters around the World.

From time to time, I lecture about design and branding at conferences domestically and abroad. Here's a talk I gave at CreativeMornings about anxiety and designers devoting their time to resisting fascism. 

You can read my interview for The Great Discontent. It's full of more information you'd ever want to know about me.

Clients
ACLU, 826LA, 826NYC, ALICIA KEYS, AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE, ARISTA RECORDS, BLACK & DECKER, BUDWEISER, COLUMBIA RECORDS, DISNEY, DOCKERS, GENART, INSOUND.COM, JIVE RECORDS, J RECORDS, KARTELL, (mt) MEDIA TEMPLE, MUNICIPAL ARTS SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NETQUOTE, NIKON, OREGON SYMPHONY, RAZORFISH, REACTION COMMERCE, RCA RECORDS, REDUX PICTURES, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, SCION, SONY MUSIC, SONY PICTURES, SWRVE, TARGET, TELCEL, TIMEOUT NEW YORK, UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART, UNIVERSAL PICTURES, WESTINGHOUSE, WHITTMAN HART, X-PRIZE, YAHOO!


2018 Speaking Engagements
CreativeMornings -  Los Angeles, CA - January 2018

2016 Speaking Engagements
Smashing Conference -  Oxford, UK - March 2016
Generate - New York, NY - April 2016

2015 Speaking Engagements
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX - March 13, 2015
Generate, New York, NY - April 17, 2015
Future of Web Design, London - April 26, 2015
Future Insights Live, Las Vegas - June 2, 2015
Generate, London - September 18, 2015
Future of Web Design, SF - October 29, 2015
Future of Web Design, NYC - November 3, 2015
Agile Iceland, Reykjavik - November 12, 2015

2014 Speaking Engagements
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX - March 7, 2014
MX Conference, San Francisco, CA - March 16, 2014
Future of Web Design, London - April 8, 2014
Future Insights Live, Las Vegas, NV - June 17/18
Generate, New York, NY - June 20
Future of Web Design, NY - November 2
Agile Iceland - November 2015

Features, Press and Books
Apartment Therapy, Brooklynites (Powerhouse Press), Daily Candy, Design*Sponge, Gothamist, Great Discontent, How Magazine, Herman Miller, How Magazine, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, People Magazine, Print Magazine, Swiss Miss, TimeOut NY, Urban Cookbook (Thames & Hudson), Vanity Fair, Web Design Index Best Websites of the Year Vol. 3 & 4 (Pepin Press)