Profile: Jonathan Joyner

FUN FACT 1: He has the most certifications in the office being certified by Adobe, Microsoft, Google, the QPR Institute, and the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
FUN FACT 2: if you order anything online from Pier-1 Imports, you’ll receive an email he coded.
 Jonathan Joyner

Jonathan Joyner, INTJ

Jonathan’s Strengths according to Strength’s Quest, are:
  1. Competition
  2. Command
  3. Analytical
  4. Ideation
  5. Futuristic

WHAT SONGS ARE ON YOUR DESIGNER PLAYLIST?

Baddest B*tch by Nicki Minaj
“Nicki rapping gets me pumped. It’s all I’m the best, I’m the greatest, and singing along to that makes you feel like you can take on the world. And Nicki’s super fast flow is just so impressive.”
“Really, the older I get, the more I understand and related to Britney Spears’s 2007 meltdown.”
“Gwen just makes me happy.”
Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
“It’s angst about growing up. It’s about learning to let go. It’s a surprisingly upbeat song about an abortion. It’s everything.”
Something by RuPaul
“I’m borderline obsessed with Drag Race and RuPaul has one of my favorite quotes of all time. “My intention is to always come from a place of love, but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherf%ker.””

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

“Probably a cat. Not a house cat though, more like a stray. I’m not a fan of crowds. I get skittish. I’ve lived many lives and no matter the setback or tragedy, I’m lucky enough to come out okay. I also don’t like to be touched by strangers and can reveal a mean set of claws when I need to.”

WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN FOOD?

“Candy. I pretty much always have some on me; Skittles, Starbursts, Taffy, lollipops, mints…. Jazzmyn and I would regularly eat candy for breakfast in the office together. It’s also small, shareable, and makes for an easy way to start up conversations with my coworkers and do a pulse check on their lives.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

“It depends on my mood. Mostly jewel tones. I like color colors, colors with a personality like vibrant turquoise, candy pink, berry red, bright lavender. I hate neutrals. Beige, puce, off-white all look like they’re dirty or expired to me.”

WHAT TOOLS COULD YOU NOT DESIGN WITHOUT?

“My smart phone. It’s so versatile. It’s work, it’s socializing, it’s entertainment, and I’m told if you press 9 of the number buttons in a row, it can be used to talk to somebody. “

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?

“Far too much. I’m always afraid of needing something and not having it, so I have had multiple pens, pencils, Eos lip balls, medication, phone cable, phone battery, keys, pens, pencils, a mini Moleskin, a planner, change, condoms, deodorant, hair product, office supplies, baby powder, a small cologne spray, tooth brush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and candy. “



WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WEREN’T A MARKETER?

“If my math and science grades were better, a plastic surgeon. I’d fit in with the rest of my family, but it still deals with both function and aesthetics. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. If not that, maybe some kind of analysis. I love looking at numbers and data trying to figure out a pattern that will lead to that ah-ha Eureka! moment.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE (OR LEAST FAVORITE) TYPEFACE?

“I like the extremes, so something ultra formal and traditional like Bodoni or ultra modern like Gotham.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A MARKETER?

“I like the strategy aspect. It’s about being clever and working smarter rather than harder. Sun Tz, said “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.” You don’t have have to outspend or outwork your competition, you just have to outthink them with a better idea.”

GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

“I’d love to be a brand manager managing a creative team, maybe for a television network or something in the entertainment space. I think the way we consume media now compared to 10 years ago, the possibilities and potential for creativity are endless. “
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