Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall

Industrial DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall

Industrial DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Jon Marshall is an industrial designer whose work fuses product design with strategy, branding, packaging and digital experiences. He joined Pentagram as a partner in April 2018. He studied BA product design at Ravensbourne and then MA industrial design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1996. He began his professional career working for Ross Lovegrove before moving to Pentagram, where he worked with Daniel Weil. In 2003 he joined Barber & Osgerby as Studio Director and developed some of the studio’s iconic furniture and product designs such as the De La Warr Pavilion Chair, Tab Lamp and the London Olympic Torch. In 2012 he co-founded industrial design consultancy Map with Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby where he created products and user experiences for some of the most innovative and well-known companies in the world including global brands like Google, Virgin Atlantic, Honda and IBM as well as public institutions, design and advertising agencies and ambitious startups such as Kano, BleepBleeps, Beeline and Sam Labs. Map’s work has won over 25 industry awards including D&AD, Design Week, Red Dot, German Design Award, Cannes Lions, Core77, Clios and The One Show. Jon was listed as one of Creative Review’s top 50 creative leaders. He has served on the jury of numerous design awards including IDSA, D&AD and Design Week and he is a regular speaker at conferences and design events including Slush, PD&I, The Design Museum, The London Design Festival and Koorius Design Yaatra.
Projects
  • Yoto Player
    Yoto PlayerYoto Player Yoto Player is a smart speaker for kids, which lets them listen to stories, music, radio, podcasts and more. Physical cards are used for playback of audio content which allows children as young as two to be in control of content. The unique five-sided shape is optimised for audio quality and allows the device to be placed upright on a table or shelf, or tipped back with the display facing the child when used on the floor for interactive content or face down at bedtime.
  • Pigzbe Cryptocurrency wallet for kids
    Pigzbe Cryptocurrency wallet for kidsPigzbe is a smart wallet for children powered by Wollo, a family-friendly crypto currency. It can be used to transfer pocket money to children safely, quickly, and cost effectively with an app for parents and an immersive game for children that will teach them the foundations of modern money. The physical product is a notification device and game controller to connect to the Pigzbe app and control the Pigzbe character inside the game, receiving haptics and visual feedback. The design of the devi
  • Graphcore IPU and Rack Chassis
    Graphcore IPU and Rack ChassisGraphcore has developed a new type of computer chip, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) optimised for Ai. 

Pentagram developed the identity which was then interpreted for the physical design of the PCIe card and custom rack enclosure (containing eight PCIe cards)

The use of colourful patterned and plastic tiles on each PCIe aims to humanise powerful computing.
  • Sonos Design Language
    Sonos Design LanguageAs wireless speakers move from computer peripherals to home accessories, Sonos needed a new design language for their product range, also addressing voice, 360 sound and portability. Each product was refined into a simpler monolithic form that reflects the elemental nature of sound. The soft ‘squircle’ form that characterises the current Sonos product language identity is derived by blending together a circle and a square. Using the same two building blocks as a starting point a bolder, more gra
  • Insensi Ily
    Insensi IlyIly is the first dedicated home communication platform for families. Ily combines an eight-inch touchscreen with a phone handset, high quality speakers and a new OS with dedicated features for family members to connect through voice, video and messaging. The design allows Ily to be used in two different orientations: upright (for optimised video calling) and flat (for optimised desk or touchscreen use). The phone handset fits seamlessly into the body of the device. It is easily popped out when
  • Sam Labs
    Sam LabsSAM is a toolkit for developing electronics and Internet of Things projects. SAM modules are wireless building blocks that can be connected together with an app to create or prototype any idea without any coding knowledge. The UI of the app was developed to be friendly, visual, intuitive, secure, and fun. Connecting modules takes seconds with drag and drop and a visual language was developed with a 3d approach, which closely links to the physical product and includes animations and feedback sys
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Work history
    Pentagram logo
    Pentagram logo
    PartnerPentagram
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    M
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    DirectorMap Project Office
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Co-founder and creative director
Skills
  • Presenting
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Design
  • UX Design
  • Leadership
  • Creative
  • Art Directing
Education
    Royal College of Art logo
    Royal College of Art logo
    MARoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom