ABOUT

I am an Interactive Creative Director & Hovering Art Director currently making a living in the flyover city I'm quite fond of – St. Louis, Missouri. Currently the Interactive Creative Director at TOKY, I have over a decade of experience designing award-winning visual communications for clients large and small across the nation.

Over the years, the majority of my design work has been for interactive and screen based devices. Additionally, I have deep experience concepting information architecture, interactive strategy, research and typography including corporate identity and typeface design. I love combining beautiful design and typography with thoughtful and engaging interactive experiences.

The work on this site is a very small sampling of my professional design work, often involving a variety of talented people I've been fortunate to work with along my career.

The best way to reach me: jay@jdxpl.com

 

The first image in the slideshow above was shot by the talented Jay Fram for a Communication Arts Insights profile in Fall of 2012. 

Other places you may see me around:
Instagram
Formerly (Tumblr Visual Bookmarks)
LinkedIn
Last.fm
 


I think what I feel fortunate about is that I am still astonished — things still amaze me. And I think that’s a great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears; where you basically have to admit you never learn it.
— Milton Glaser

Awards + Recognition

Throughout my career, I've been honored by some of the organizations and publications i've long-admired. An enormous thank you to the teams and individuals i've worked with along the way that care about producing a high quality of work.

Webby Winner: 2012, Art Category.
Webby Honoree: 2006 (2 sites), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (2 sites), 2012 (2 Sites), 2013.
AIGA National Awards for Experience Design 2004 & 2008 (AIGA 365, Inclusion in the Design Archives and Design Exhibition).
National ADDY®, 2009.
Regional ADDY®, 2006, 2009, 2012.
Communication Arts Insights Profile, February, 2013.
Communication Arts Profile (Print) & Multiple Web Picks (6 web pick of the days, 4 web pick of the weeks).
PRINT Regional Design Annual, 2012, 2015.
HOW Interactive Design Annual, 2010, 2012 (2).
Awwwards Site of the Day, Sept 17, 2011. 
Awwwards Honorable Mention, May 12, 2014, May 15, 2015.
SMPS, 2005, 2015.
PDN Design Annual, 2008.
Multiple consecutive local awards in both AIGA (including Best of Show, Winner's Circle and Judge's Choice Awards) and Ad Club (ADDY®) since 2000.

Publications: 
The Best 365 Websites Around the WorldFingerprint 2Big Book of Logos 5Cutting Edge Web Design: The Next GenerationWeb Works: Typography, Indie Fonts.

Involvement: 
Pecha Kucha Night St. Louis (co-founder and former organizer), DART St. Louis (former co-organizer), AIGA St. Louis Chapter (former interactive chair).
Design Show Judge, AIGA Cleveland Chapter, April, 2013.
Speaker, MCN Conference, Seattle, 2012.