Jon SATHER

Creative Director | MEDTRONIC

questionnaire

1.)     What was your very first job? 

My first design job was at United Hardware, designing Hardware Hank Sunday circulars (newprint). No computer. Stat camera, waxer… nothing like today.

 

2.)     Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 

I’m an art director for Medtronic, (medical device company)--I work with marketing and communications partners to develop external campaigns. I also provide design direction to a team of graphic designers and work with external photography and animation partners.

 

3.)     How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today? 

I’m not sure. I always kind of pictured myself working in advertising. At some point in college I figured out I could be a designer. Had many great teachers at the University of Eau Claire as a BFA student, but John Lawler, the graphic designer professor, really was the one that helped me know that design was the right path for me.

 

4.)     In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant? 

I don’t know… music, my family… Netflix?

 

5.)     If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be? 

I got to work on a redesign of the graphics for a national airline company—the graphics on the plane… was very cool to be in a hanger seeing it all come together.

 

6.)     Which creative disciplines do you commission most, and are most interested in seeing more of and why? (ie photo, film, social, experiential, vr, etc)

 Photography and Illustration.

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