Hi there, it's nice to see you.
I'm Jason, I build businesses, design products, write words, and raise three humans (with my wife's help of course). I'm passionate about helping innovative organizations reach the other side of the screen (people) by bridging the gap between business and design. I studied Economics at UCF and The London School of Economics, and for more than a decade I’ve created design solutions for the world’s most interesting organizations.
Less poverty, more hope.
To build businesses that help individuals and organizations more effectively serve and reach their communities.
For 6 years Jason served as CEO of Envy, an industry-leading software engineering consultancy. During his tenure, Jason led Envy to #709 on the Inc 5000, tripled top-line revenue, and increased profitability by 500% in under 3 years. Jason helped build and served as Creative Director of Code School, a bootstrapped product that went on to become one of the world's leading online education platforms. Jason was responsible for branding and design efforts from Code School's inception, and helped advise the design and product teams until Utah-based Pluralsight,LLC acquired Code School in 2015 for $36million.
He currently runs VanLue Ventures, a small company that builds, invests in, and buys innovative tech businesses. As an independent design consultant over the last decade, Jason has provided innovative solutions for companies like Yum! Brands, Google, NBC-Universal, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Kay Jewelers, Disney, Cisco, GitHub, and over a hundred small businesses.
Most importantly, he belongs to his wife Melanie, and is a dad of three kiddos. He's a former All-American swimmer, vintage watch enthusiast, and reps Orlando City Soccer, Orlando Magic, Florida State Seminoles, and the North Carolina Tar Heels. He also likes bourbon. And wine. And short sentences.Let's Talk
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