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Vice President, Design at ConAgra Brands
Jon joined ConAgra Foods in 2011 and serves as Vice President of Disruptive Innovation Design. Under his direction are the newly created innovation teams that focus on the most critical platforms where we can drive disruptive innovation. These teams will determine how to address opportunities, like extending existing brand equities, launching a new brand, or even acquiring new brands. They will also own the innovation process from inception through launch and test. Most recently, his team has worked to modernize the branding and packaging across the consumer foods portfolio. As part of this work, he led the development of a design language to bring the company’s real food philosophy to life within packaging and branding.
Prior to ConAgra, Jon was with Kraft Foods and led their Design and Brand Innovation function. In this role, he was focused on driving design leadership throughout the Kraft organization. He was also with Procter & Gamble for 16 years with positions around the globe in design and development in Beauty and Fabric & Home Care. His career began with Evans Medical in the UK designing packaging and delivery systems for cancer control drugs, vaccines, branded and generic pharmaceuticals.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Cardiff University) and a Masters Degree (Central & St Martins School of Art & Design).