CEO / Principal
Jul 2001 - Present (20 years 1 month)
SPROUT designs iconic, lifestyle driven products, brands & experiences to grow your business.
Founded in 2001 SPROUT is an award-winning, Boston based, concept to launch design studio deeply rooted in today's pop culture. Our multi-disciplinary, team of designers, thinkers and artists fuse innovation, creativity & insight to deliver authentic lifestyle driven products, brands and experiences.
Our work is unapologetically and intentionally diversified spanning multiple categories and industries to offer our clients the best solution possible. From our traditional fee for services based projects to our entrepreneurial startup clients SPROUT’s core goal is to deliver groundbreaking, commercially viable solutions that encompass the users point of view and offer a total product experience.
Sprout's clients include AllSaints, Altec Lansing, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Institute for Research, Boston Acoustics, BlueFlame, Boots, Clio Designs, Coors Light, CVS, DENON, Dwell Studios, Ecovent, Fidelity Investments, First Act, Honda, International Time Specialist, Jarden Consumer Products, Lasko, Leo Burnett, Malcolm Fontier, Defend, Max Is Creations, Margaretville, Mozilla, NXT, Pogoplug, Puma, Rebecca Minkoff, Samsung, Sessions Surf Journal, Staples, Stelle Audio, Soulo, Surfline, Surfrider Foundation, Universal Records, Virgin Hotels, Walgreens, Woo Sports and other confidential clients.
Specialties: Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Interaction Design, Art & Creative Direction, Design Strategy, Project Management
Founder / Chief Creative Officer
Apr 2008 - Mar 2014 (5 years 11 months)
3 years ago while on a surf trip in Mexico Jordan had an idea for a surf journaling app. Between sessions he mocked up the app and upon returning to the States contacted his good friend and surf buddy Ben Rewis. After countless hours of post surf discussions in Ben’s van, Jordan & Ben decided to found newSprout Foundation with the idea and intent to create mobile and web applications for charity.
In 2011 We legally incorporated as a nonprofit in MA and formalized our tax-exempt status. Our Tax ID Filing Number is 201007273660. new Sprout is in the process of becoming a 501c3 with the IRS. In June of 2012 newSprout Foundation launched its first app, Sessions Surf Journal on the App Store. Please stay tuned for updates and our next App.
Jordan is currently responsible for all creative at the foundation.
Chief Creative Officer
Clio Designs Inc
Nov 2008 - Dec 2012 (4 years 1 month)
Manage, direct and design numerous projects from ideation to overseas production. Responsibilities include project management, Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social Media, Interaction Design, Advertising, Design Strategy & Merchandizing Efforts for the Clio’s numerous brands/products and private label products as well.
Clio is a world-class innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of various skincare products and beauty appliances that are sold successfully in over 30 countries worldwide. Clio develops products that are sold under its own brand as well as under various other private brands.Products are currently carried both nationally and internationally, at stores ranging from Target to Walgreens.
Creative / Art Director
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010 (2 years)
Direct & design graphics, packaging, merchandizers, website and consumer electronic cases/bags for the Malcolm Fontier’s bag collection.
Nov 2002 - Jun 2008 (5 years 7 months)
Led a wide variety of individual and team projects designing products for, Aladdin, Alienware, Astro Gaming, Bic, Callaway Golf, Cranium, Dell, Disney, EA Sports, Pure Digital, Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard, Kyocera, Nike, Nokia, Microsoft, Ooma, P&G, SK Teletech, Rim, Starbucks, Targus, Virgin, Zounds and other confidential clients. Responsibilities included project management, research, ideation, concept sketching, Illustrator/Photoshop rendering, 3-D computer modeling, CAD, client presentation, and graphic design.
May 2002 - Jun 2002 (1 month)
Conceptualized and created a capabilities presentation illustrating Altitude’s design strategy. Responsibilities included ideation, concept generation, & final presentation production.
Manta Product Development
Feb 2002 - Apr 2002 (2 months)
Conceptualized a rack mounted fiber optics box for Lasersharp. Responsibilities included ideation and concept sketching & 2d/3d rendering.
Jul 1998 - Oct 2001 (3 years 3 months)
Designed products for clients such as Bose, Polaroid, Gamera Bioscience, Cyrix, Phillips and
Analogic. Responsibilities included researching, brainstorming, ideation, concept sketching, model
making, CAD, environmental and graphic design.
Mar 2001 - Apr 2001 (1 month)
Conceptualized a line of structural packaging for Proctor & Gamble. Responsibilities included ideation, concept sketching, and Illustrator/Photoshop renderings.
Lead - Physical Design
1999 - 2001 (2 years)
Consultant & Senior Designer
Jun 1997 - Jan 2000 (2 years 7 months)
Worked on a wide variety of individual and team projects designing products, merchandisers, packaging and interiors for clients such as Braun, Brookstone, Coleman, Gramicci, Gillette, Helen of Troy, Homedics, Honeywell, Jansport, Kraft Foods, Lee Jeans, Newell/Rubbermaid and Stanley. Responsibilities included project management, research, ideation, concept sketching, 3-D computer modeling, model making, CAD, client presentation, web and graphic design.
Consultant: Industrial Design
Oct 1998 - Mar 1999 (5 months)
Worked with a team of Engineers on the development of a voice recognition device for GN Netcom to be used with a computer in the home or office. Responsibilities included ideation, concept sketching, CAD, Photoshop rendering, and model making. Also contributed concepts and refinements for an Amtrack cafe car Responsibilities included 3-D Vellum/Photoshop rendering, and material selection.
Consultant: Industrial Design
Sep 1998 - Jan 1999 (4 months)
Worked on designing products for Burton Snowboards. Responsibilities included ideation, and concept sketching.
Jun 1996 - Sep 1996 (3 months)
Assisted in the development of athletic shoes. Responsibilities included research, ideation, concept sketching, marker rendering, CAD drawing, creating 3-D graphics, and attending weekly meetings with the marketing and manufacturing.