Social Distillery Employee Spotlight – Jon Carrillo

Hello Blog-o-sphere,

We are very excited to welcome our new Art Director, Jon Carrillo to the SD fam. Per our new employee onboarding tradition, we’ve asked Jon a series of questions. Let’s dig in and see what this fella is all about. Ready, set go!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Lytle, TX, which is right outside of San Antonio (Go Spurs Go). Yes, it’s just as small as it sounds and yes, some kids did ride their horse to school.

Where did you go to school?

I graduated from Baylor University where I studied Graphic Design and Studio Art. I was the guy with the horrible sleep schedule who took all the classes you wished you had taken: Painting, Weaving, Lithography, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Bowling, Yoga. Honestly, those art classes were as time-consuming and challenging as they were fun.

What did you do prior to joining Social Distillery?

I’ve been designing professionally for the last 5 years and have had lots of agency experience at both large and small companies from Waco to Austin. More interestingly, I worked at the following places prior to becoming a designer: a library, a firework stand, Sea World (not proud), a fishing lure shop, a karate dojo, and a pizza place.

What’s your favorite social media platform, why?

My favorite social platform is Twitter, but I’d say that I spend equal time on Instagram. I run through Twitter for the latest news, pop culture and to keep up with current events. I’m a total sneakerhead so Twitter alerts are key. You never know when a limited supply of sneakers might drop, so you have to have those notifications set and be quick.

What are some of your favorite brands to follow online?

Social Distillery (of course), Adobe, gopro, Vice, Noisey, Adidas, Nike, VSCO, Supreme, Behance, HBO, Amazon, NBA, The Ringer to name a few. That’s a pretty good representation of the things I’m currently in to.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Hey Ya! by Outkast. Everybody knows it, it’s an easy song to get crowd participation and Andre 3000 is a legend. Also, it’s more of a rap/sing-song…song, so that makes it easier for me and my limited vocal range.



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