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#pocketdump

Nothing says more about a person than what’s in their pockets.
Here’s what’s in mine:

  1. Helvetica pencil case Why? Because Helvetica.
  2. Writing utensils No designer should be without a few good pens and pencils.
  3. Tombow brushpen Wether I’m at the beach or getting coffee, I’m always looking to practice brush lettering.
  4. Field Notes Aaron Draplin rocks, and so do these notebooks. I always choose to advocate design when buying things.
  5. Verve Insulated Klean Kanteen I LOVE good coffee. ‘Nuff said.
  6. Nite Ize Doohickey and carabiner As an Eagle Scout, I’m always looking to be prepared for anything.
  7. Gerber EAB lite I’ve always had an affinity for industrial design, and hey, you never know when you need to emergency flush-mount something.
  8. Lead Holder all great designs start with a sketch, so I always keep a pencil handy.
  9. CRKT P.E.C.K. in the Dark Perfect size for opening girl scout cookies when I’m starving at my desk.
  10. Tous les Jours Pen Found at PRESS in SF, this pen gives activity suggestions for each day of the week, in French. Fun fact, I took 3 years of French in high school.
  11. USB For those rare times when AirDrop can’t be used (sarcasm). Punisher sticker added so no one steals it.
  12. iPhone 6 My whole family has been Apple fans since day one. I must say their products have come a long way from playing Spectre on our Mac SE…
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I make stuff.

When I graduated college in 2013, I got voted most likely to be Iron Man… probably because I like to make things, a lot.

  1. Star Wars LEGOs I love LEGOs in general. They are a great way to keep creativity high.
  2. Arrowmaking?! Yes, I did make that arrow, and yes I do enjoy archery.
  3. Arc Reactor Made from plastic cup rims, chip holders, a sink strainer, and some scrap wire. As you might’ve guessed, I enjoy superhero movies.
  4. Iron Man Faceplate Because why stop at the arc reactor?
  5. Heat Sensitive Rorschach Mask I admit that I bought this one, but I won a costume contest, so it was well worth it.
  6. Mandalorian Armor Built from the leftover sheet metal from making my portfolio case. Sometimes its not how much you say, but how cool you look while saying it.
  7. Rorschach Grapple Gun There’s nothing you can’t fix from the thrift store with enough spray paint. 
  8. Surfboard Fins (In Progress) While I was at Cal Poly, SLO I took a surfboard making class, which kicked off a relaxing hobby.
  9. California Skateboard Woodworking, art and longboarding are fun, so why not combine all three? Note to self: never cut grip tape by hand again.
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STAYING INSPIRED 
FOR THE FUTURA.

Just a few of the things that inspire me.

  1. HTML&CSS I’ve found it extremely important to stay up-to-date and understand how the web works so that I know how to design for it.
  2. Friends of Type Postcards I am extremely inspired by the work of fellow Cal Poly Alum. Erik Marinovich. *REPRESENT*
  3. Type Collection I have a great appreciation of typography and letterform creation. You can frequently find me searching antique stores for steals on vintage typography and letterpress type. 
  4. House Industries Postcards Besides scouring sites like niice, fffound, and httpster for design inspiration daily, I like to surround myself with physical inspiration, at least half of which is typography. It’s a little nerdy.
  5. Little Book of Lettering An inspirational book of lettering, categorized and at a size that can be easily carried around.
  6. Graphic Design the New Basics An essential book for any designer. It's always good to brush up on the basics every now and then.
  7. Vintage Travel Postcards These sit on my shelves alongside cameras, comic books, Star Wars toys, and design books. Catalina island is especially relevant to me because I spent five [glorious] years working at a summer camp there.
  8. Car Insignia There’s something about the heritage and design of car insignias that fascinate me. My (realistic) dream car is an FR-S. My unrealistic dream car would probably be a Tesla Roadster.
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Let's get coffee, or whatever.

Thanks for visiting my website! Feel free to contact me at jonathan@jonathantk.com about anything you might need.

And if you want to stay connected, you can find me on:

Instagram: @jtiptonk

Tweeeeter: @jonathantiptonk

Bēhance: Jonathan Tipton-King

#pocketdump

Nothing says more about a person than what’s in their pockets.
Here’s what’s in mine:

  1. Helvetica pencil case Why? Because Helvetica.
  2. Writing utensils No designer should be without a few good pens and pencils.
  3. Tombow brushpen Whether I’m at the beach or getting coffee, I’m always looking to practice brush lettering.
  4. Field Notes Aaron Draplin rocks, and so do these notebooks. I always choose to advocate design when buying things.
  5. Verve Insulated Klean Kanteen I LOVE good coffee. ‘Nuff said.
  6. Nite Ize Doohickey and carabiner As an Eagle Scout, I’m always looking to be prepared for anything.
  7. Gerber EAB lite I’ve always had an affinity for industrial design, and hey, you never know when you need to emergency flush-mount something.
  8. Lead holder All great designs start with a sketch, so I always keep a pencil handy.
  9. CRKT P.E.C.K. in the Dark Perfect size for opening Girl Scout cookies when I’m starving at my desk.
  10. Tous les Jours pen Found at PRESS in SF, this pen gives activity suggestions for each day of the week, in French. Fun fact, I took three years of French in high school.
  11. USB Punisher sticker added so no one steals it.
  12. iPhone 6 My whole family has been Apple fans since day one. I must say their products have come a long way from playing Spectre on our Mac SE…

I make stuff.

When I graduated college in 2013, I was voted most likely to be Iron Man… probably because I like to make things, a lot.

  1. Star Wars LEGOs I love LEGOs in general. They are a great way to keep creativity high.
  2. Arrowmaking?! Yes, I did make that arrow, and yes I do enjoy archery.
  3. Arc Reactor Made from plastic cup rims, chip holders, a sink strainer, and some scrap wire. As you might’ve guessed, I enjoy superhero movies.
  4. Iron Man Faceplate Because why stop at the arc reactor?
  5. Heat Sensitive Rorschach Mask I admit that I bought this one, but I won a costume contest, so it was well worth it.
  6. Mandalorian Armor Built from the leftover sheet metal from making my portfolio case. Sometimes it's not how much you say, but how cool you look while saying it.
  7. Rorschach Grapple Gun There’s nothing you can’t fix from the thrift store with enough spray paint. 
  8. Surfboard Fins (In Progress) While I was at Cal Poly, SLO I took a surfboard making class, which kicked off a relaxing hobby.
  9. California Skateboard Woodworking, art and longboarding are fun, so why not combine all three? Note to self: never cut grip tape by hand again.

STAYING INSPIRED 
FOR THE FUTURA.

Just a few of the things that inspire me.

  1. HTML&CSS I’ve found it extremely important to stay up-to-date and understand how the web works so that I know how to design for it.
  2. Friends of Type Postcards I am extremely inspired by the work of fellow Cal Poly Alum. Erik Marinovich. *REPRESENT*
  3. Type Collection I have a great appreciation of typography and letterform creation. You can frequently find me searching antique stores for steals on vintage typography and letterpress type. 
  4. House Industries Postcards Besides scouring sites like niice, fffound, and httpster for design inspiration daily, I like to surround myself with physical inspiration, at least half of which is typography. It’s a little nerdy.
  5. Little Book of Lettering An inspirational book of lettering, categorized and at a size that can be easily carried around.
  6. Graphic Design the New Basics An essential book for any designer. It's always good to brush up on the basics every now and then.
  7. Vintage Travel Postcards These sit on my shelves alongside cameras, comic books, Star Wars toys, and design books. Catalina island is especially relevant to me because I spent five [glorious] years working at a summer camp there.
  8. Car Insignia There’s something about the heritage and design of car insignias that fascinates me. My (realistic) dream car is an FR-S. My unrealistic dream car would probably be a Tesla Roadster.

Let's get coffee, or whatever.

Thanks for visiting my website! Feel free to contact me at jonathan@jonathantk.com about anything you might need.

And if you want to stay connected, you can find me on:

Instagram: @jtiptonk

Tweeeeter:@jonathantiptonk

Bēhance: Jonathan Tipton-King