Jaguar Design Studio is a group of dedicated creatives working in Aptos, California, just a few miles from Silicon Valley. Our diverse backgrounds converge to create innovative solutions for our clients. We are nimble enough to quickly respond to tight deadlines and large enough to deliver extensive, multi-faceted corporate programs.
Jaguar Design Studio
9039 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
I have been in the publishing game since the dark ages. Right out of college I got the opportunity to work with a nationally recognized, award winning ad agency and eventually became the youngest art director in the company's history. Back then everything was done by hand. I had to create all of my designs using nothing but pencil and markers on tissue paper. However, it was in that position that I was first introduced to computers. I was bitten by the technology bug and have enjoyed riding the wave of technology ever since, remaining on the forefront of innovation.
Read More +It was in 1994 that I made the move to California to strike out on my own, bringing my family along with me. In 1999 I started Jaguar Design Studio and in the time since, I have had the pleasures of working with some of the biggest players in Silicon Valley and watching my company evolve into the design and technology powerhouse that it is today.
Kristi has been with Jaguar Design since they were just a bunch of kittens. She has been coming up with creative answers to the many communication problems that have floated across her desk since the year 2000. Kristi has a degree in Art from UCSC, and an infatuation with most anything mid-century modern.
Read More +She likes spending time with her family, music, travel, the SFMOMA, Anthropologie, French films from the early '60s, chocolate and cocktails at 6.
Kristi is currently watching That Girl: Season 1, and CNN. Ok, maybe not so much CNN.
Cory tortured himself as a faux-Econ major for two years before realizing his true calling as a graphic designer. Cory pays an unhealthy amount of attention to his favorite sports teams, reads the Sunday newspaper only for the ads and prefers cats to dogs. Cory has been a Jaguarian since November 2004 and is still confused by the law of diminishing returns.
Hailing from the far away land of Germany, Liv became a member of the Jaguar family in October 2006. Liv has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Georgia State University. She has been designing for over 12 years and the German in her keeps everything orderly, yet beautiful. Liv lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two sons. When she is not tied to the computer or busy taking care of her brood, she likes to explore the outdoors or stroll around historic Annapolis.
Andrea, also known as the alligator whisperer, moved out to California in recent years to pursue her dreams. She left behind the humidity, warm ocean and swampy flatlands of Florida for the cliffs, crisp air and unheard of surf by Florida standards. Andrea has surrounded herself with art her entire life. She enjoys doing anything creative, hands-on and engaging.
Read More + Andrea attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, "the oldest continuously-established city" in the United States. In Andrea's former free time, she used to adventure on Ghost Tours and take dips in the Fountain of Youth. Good news: this designer is going to live forever.
Often confused with "that girl from Spiderman," Caitlin cannot confess she has quite the same taste in superhero. One might think that as a young girl Caitlin could be seen playing dress up, Pretty Pretty Princess, or Barbies with her friends. While these events did occur occasionally, more likely than not you would find her drawing scenes from her favorite classic Disney films or playing with dinosaur figurines (the raptors were always her favorite).
Read More +Her passion for moving pictures took her to San Jose State University where she graduated with a BFA in Animation and Illustration. Nowadays you can regularly catch her geeking out about anything dealing with animation, sparkly things, Harry Potter, dinosaurs, Terry Prachett, her future boyfriend Robert Downey Jr., and Game of Thrones. Oh, and kittens!
One sunny Aptos afternoon not too long ago, Ryder officially earned a desk in the jungle. Ryder has studied his whole life to be an artist and knew he wanted to be a graphic designer ever since he discovered it was a designer who had illuminated his cereal box. See, he was quite frustrated that he could not get his markers or colored pencils to lay down color as even as it was on the cereal box.
Read More +In the year 2000, at the ripe age of 18, Ryder moved from Northern Wisconsin to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star of a designer, and there has been no stopping him. After the culture shock wore off and Ryder got some education, he made his way north to Santa Cruz and found his home. Now he is living his dream: being a Jaguarian, riding his bike to the Jungle (when he is feeling motivated), and straight chill'n in the RDM.
Like many products of the Valley, Brendon eats, sleeps, and breathes technology. Only in his case, the Valley he is from is the San Joaquin. Surrounded by farmland on all sides, Brendon spent his younger years tinkering with every piece of tech he could get his hands on. He got started in web development in high school, creating a video game reviews website, and managed to attract companies like Sony and Sega into providing review copies of games for coverage. (It was the late '90s, nobody knew any better.)
Zach was part of the Jaguar team when they opened their doors on day one. He set up the first servers and did some of the web work when Dreamweaver was still cutting edge. He left for a period of time to follow his aviation career, but after a decade makes his triumphant return as project manager of the Cave.
While building her career in International Trade Relations, Christine grew frustrated by the lack of software tools for her niche research work. She taught herself software programming to create tools that supported her team's work, and fell in love with crafting software. After completing a software bootcamp in New York she became a bonafide developer with a passion for building custom tools.
Sam joined the Jaguar team in 2017, and has had an interest in technology since a young age. Having pursued aerospace engineering in college, he found his calling in software development in his spare time and moved from South Carolina to California to find knowledge and success in the field. When Sam is not hard at work developing Jaguar Design Studio's next product, he likes to spend his time learning, reading, and working on hobby electronics.
Terry joined the jamboree as Linda's assistant in April 2011. She graduated from UCSC with a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Stage Management. She successfully transferred those skills to office management and has been telling people what to do and when to do it ever since. They don't call her ItineTerry for nothin'.
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When she is not directing traffic, Terry enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon (who drew her picture), playing Texas Hold 'em, searching for geocaches and being in Disneyland as often as possible. She hopes to one day retire to Main Street, U.S.A. and live amongst the pirates and princesses.
Liz joined the Jaguar team in 2016 after a long stint in the food and beverage/hospitality industry as a Marketing Manager. She is now happy to be working in a creative field and in a creative environment here at Jaguar! Her current obsessions include: dogs, nature, travel, laughing and food.
Noni (who just happens to be Linda's Mom) joined the Jaguar team at its inception. The plan was for her to stay a year to get the systems into place. She was having so much fun that she is still here. Noni comes from a varied background: first as a baker, a bookkeeper and then twenty-five years as a landscape designer. She has gone full circle since she is once again keeper of the dough.
From a very young age Megan has always been full of creativity. She started posing her friends and family in the backyard for portraits when she was 10 years old. While attending San Jose State in pursuit of her Photography degree she found a real passion in creating sets and backgrounds for her photography subjects. This led to a realized talent in interior, environmental and set design.
Megan loves spending time with her husband and new baby daughter. When she is not chasing after a teething baby on the verge of walking she likes to restore vintage house decor, antique fairs, Pinterest, planning parties and time travel. And much like the TARDIS her imagination is bigger on the inside.