Jon Maichel Thomas is an award-winning director, producer, creative director, user experience designer, filmmaker, interactive strategist and innovator who works with Agencies and Clients to develop campaigns, immersive stories and interactive experiences.
My Specialties include:
- Creative Direction & User Experience for digital, mobile, software
- Directing and Producing for Film, Video, web content
- Motion Graphics Animation, Editing, User Interface Design
- Content Development, Interactive and Social Strategy
Thomas is a true-hybrid creative and thought leader who embraces solving complicated problems through strategy, design and creativity. As a creative director for campaigns in the tech, retail, gaming, tv and film industries, Thomas has consistently led half-million dollar projects from concept to completion. His client list includes Olson, Knock, Cardiovascular Systems Inc, Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medtronic and Bass Pro Shops, to name a few.
Thomas' film "Photos & Drawings" won the Showcase Award at the Flyway Film festival and two awards for cinematography. His title design work on the Coen Brother's "Intolerable Cruelty" won an Art Director's Club Award. Thomas has also won several interactive design awards.
Thomas was the co-producer of the critically acclaimed independent film Ghost from the Machine, which played festivals world-wide and released domestically and internationally before being sold to Universal Pictures.
Thomas' entrepreneurial endeavors have led to the co-founding of the art licensing brand Penguin & Fish and the responsive website platform Dark Matter.
StudioCollective.com - portfolio
Penguinandfish.com - product company
DarkMatterPlatform.com - software company