As a Graphic Designer Jon Gill felt he was usually at the centre of where crucial pieces of projects come together. Requests for help with logos, brochures or websites were often followed by requests for help on structuring the accompanying advertising campaign, the use of social media and sometimes even the shaping of project itself.
With a cluster of ‘un-credited’ projects under his belt Jon decided to start his own ‘visual arts side-project’ inspired by the local ‘legal’ fly-posting programme. Ironically, so as not to draw any unwanted negative attention from his employer at that time Jon took a pseudonym under which the project would be run – SuperFly.
From early 2009 the SuperFly project caught the attention of industry standards The Drum and Creative Review as well as Glasgow based visual arts collective Central Station. In 2010 SuperFly led Jon to participating in the Cultural Enterprise ‘Starter For Six’ creative entrepreneurial programme which, in turn, prompted Jon to take a year out and complete a Masters degree in Design at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2011.
During the course of managing SuperFly and projects for the Master programme Jon has acquired experience and expertise in project management and facilitation as well as a keen knack for designing imaginative, engaging and genuinely ‘social’ games and events.
He now sets foot into 2012 with projects for Learning and Teaching Scotland, JISC, St Andrews University and the NEoN Digital Arts Festival under his belt as well as a lecture for the Open For Education Conference 2010 (Edinburgh).
In the drop-down menu you’ll find detailed accounts on Jon’s most significant projects to date.