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Hack To Start
Episode 64

Jon Gold

hacking & painting. making intelligent typography systems with @thegrid. computer-hippie.

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Jon Gold is a designer and developer at The Grid, website creation powered by artificial intelligence. Jon joins us to share his story as a designer and entrepreneur, the differences between working at agencies, freelancing and startups, why it's important to pursue projects that you're passionate about, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Jon.
  • Learn more about The Grid.
  • Learn more about how Jon is helping to build The Grid.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Jon Gold is a designer and developer at The Grid, website creation powered by artificial intelligence.

Jon joins us to share his story as a designer and entrepreneur, the differences between working at agencies, freelancing and startups, why it's important to pursue projects that you're passionate about, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Jon got into startups & entrepreneurship.
  • Why working on something you're passionate about is critical.
  • What it's like working at The Grid.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:25
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

2:00
You’re a designer & developer - why did you decide to learn both? How has it served you in your career?

4:30
You’ve worked a lot between San Francisco and London; what are some of the biggest differences between those places in terms of design & culture and how have they each impacted your style/approach?

6:50
What’s your experience been designing for others at an agency vs. designing for yourself within the startups that you’ve created?

9:07
You then joined the team at Prismatic as the lead designer. For those who might not know, what is Prismatic and how did you create that opportunity?

11:15
You’re currently a designer at The Grid. For those who might not know, what is The Grid and how did make that opportunity happen?

18:42
What was your day-to-day role like there?

22:44
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used?

25:23
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

25:56
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Jon on Twitter
Jon on the web
The Grid on Twitter
The Grid on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

Scanbot
Ulysses
BuildConf

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