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Jon Bates (jaybeezie)
Works at moodLabs Ventures
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Jon Bates: Executive Producer, moodLabs : special projects group
Jonathan Bates is a veteran Creative Director, User Experience Architect, User Interaction Specialist + Visual Designer. 

With more than 15 years experience in strategic product ideation and virtually every form of content development, Jon Bates builds dynamic online experiences that deliver measurable, quantifiable results + significant return-on-investment to my clients, which include some of the biggest + most recognizable brands in the world.


What problem are we solving, and how will we measure the solution's success?
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When I evaluate any project, whether for a client or employer, the creative aspect is the last thing on my mind: to make great products,fully understanding the immediate and long-term goals of the project are only the first step toward what constitutes success by my standards.

For a project to demonstrate excellence, it must not only seamlessly integrate with existing back-end systems and remain intuitive for legacy users to utilize. 

It is essential to keep an eye to the future: 
  • All aspects of the site must be extensible, so that the growth of the business is never hampered by the architecture of the online presence; business requirements must always shape the online product.

  • Third party technologies (social media, sharing tools, feeds) should be well-integrated, but in a way that allows what's popular today to be easily replaced by the inevitable new preferred platforms to come.

  • I relentlessly promote visual elegance and innovation in what I do, but never at the expense of limiting audience reach. Product architecture must ensure ubiquity across OS platforms, browsers (and browser releases), connected devices (smartphones, tablets, wearables, Internet appliances) and adopted standards (HTML, HTML5, and so on).

    If creating a cutting edge visual or product experience requires a plug-in, download or is restricted from use for a significant number of potential visitors, a simpler experience with greater reach will be my choice always.

Areas of expertise
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  HTML5, AIR, FLEX & Flash design + development 

  Strategic creative direction

  User experience design (UI/UX)

  Brand development + extensibility

What I provide to my clients
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  Building products and designing content 
  across multiple platforms, mediums 
  legacy systems while utilizing best proven
  current technologies

  Mobile application development
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • HTML5, AIR, Flash, Flex for mobile apps
   Widget + portable content development

   Social media integration 

   Google+, Facebook & Twitter corporate presence

I have over 15 yeas experience and success creating complex online products: 
  • building and managing development teams
  • creating and maintaining budgets
  • developing real-world project schedules and managing deadline compliance
  • managing day-to-day team leadership for multiple management levels
  • self-direction and demonstrated ability to develop creative into working products on small-scale efforts
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Executive Producer / Creative Director / User Experience Specialist
Creating online products that are intuitive, adaptable, extensible and successful; audience behavior dynamics (why people do things, why they don't, and what influences their actions)
  • moodLabs Ventures
    Executive Producer, 2012 - present
    Great creative that harnesses the power of your back-end technology:  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  To make designs and ideas into reality, one must understand and adapt to the challenges of development and ongoing production of a site, application or platform. MoodLabs leadership team includes veteran creative director Jonathan Bates, who has proven experience not only designing the visual aspect of online content but the business implementation and back-end development effort as well.  Brands that earn loyalty know and trust their audience. Successful brands are also attuned to the wants, needs and behavior of their guest.  moodLabs provides a platform to develop visitor behavioral, mood and emotional profiles that enable online brands to understand and serve their audience by adapting to each individual’s needs, expectations and preferences.  'MoodLabs Behavioral Dynamics' makes it happen.  Core skills & abilities  -----------------------------  + Strategic brand design + development  + Strategy & Planning Consulting for senior executives and major online brands  + Dynamic site architecture (UI/User Experience)  + Executive presentation development + design, including speaker training + event direction  + Proven senior online project + team leadership excellence, supervising up to 50 reports onsite  and managing remote teams worldwide  + Corporate consultant for creative asset review, skills and utilization assessments, full-scale planning and execution of creative/development,  + Successful integration of creative operations following reorganizations, business realignments or merger/acquisition events, including the challenge of effectively 'blending' staff, leadership and redundant operations Specialties Mobile Content Development, Creative Direction, User Experience, User Interface Design, Brand Strategy, Product Architecture, Prototyping, Mobile application Design, Online Strategy Consulting, Consumer Behavior Dynamics, Online Service Experience Excellence (OSX2)
  • Jon Bates Design
    Creative Director, 2003 - 2012
  • CNET
    Design Director, 2001 - 2003
  • Excite@Home
    Senior Producer, Multimedia, 1999 - 2000
  • @Home Network
    Producer, Multimedia, 1998 - 1998
  • CNET
    Director, Multimedia, 1996 - 1998
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