Nothing comes easy. It's not always about following your dreams, sometimes it's proving what you're worth.

This talk was given at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2013 in Cleveland, OH. For more info check out wmcfest.com

As a New York native, Jon Contino has been under the influence of corporate mass marketing and inspirational street art since his first breath. Not surprisingly, he has garnered considerable attention for his unique approach to design utilizing hand-drawn lettering and typographic illustration in conjunction with a modern, yet minimalistic sensibility.

He has received numerous accolades for his fusion of old and new world aesthetics and continues to influence modern trends in graphic design and apparel design.

Jon resides in New York with his wife Erin and daughter Fiona where he works not only as a freelance illustrator, but also as Co-Founder and Creative Director of menswear brand CXXVI Clothing Company.

He is currently accepting new commissions. For all inquiries regarding consulting, speaking engagements, or workshops, please email for further information.

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