A Little About Me

I have traveled an unconverntional path to get to design and I believe it has made all the difference.

I have been designing and developing web applications for over 5 years now.

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My Unconventional Path

Career in Education

I spent 15 years in education as an educator and administrator. After earning an M.F.A. in creative writing I began teaching writing. The most challenging accomplishment in my career was learning how to teach well.

My time in higher ed eventually led to administration where I spent a good amount of time learning how to lead through mentorship. Mentoring brought about a kind of reward that I had not experienced and did not expect.

Eventually, however, the winds in education began to shift which prompted me to reconsider the career path I was traveling.

Finding a New Direction

Admittedly, I was a bit lost about what to do to identify a new career. Luckily a colleague recommended the Highland Abilities Battery, which is aimed at identifying natural abilities. The assessment revealed that my strengths were in design and process.

While I had definitely embraced the power of process, I was a bit surprised to find that my natural abilities could be found in design.

Changing Course

Among the many things education can offer, I knew the best way to put the results of the Highland Skills Assessment to the test was an education. I enrolled in a Web Design program and knew by the end of my first week taking design courses that my life was going to change.

I loved design! Exploring design spoke to me in a way that my education in English and writing could not. The assessment was right and I had found my new path.


Clients I've Worked With
  • Acumen, LLC
  • Ideal Living
  • The Writer's Guild of America
  • The California Endowment
  • Long Beach Public Library
  • Long Beach Development Services
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Family Support Network
  • Maxlinear
  • JND Legal Admin


Ways To Reach Me
  • jonathandeascentis@gmail.com