Jon Ruppel is a true believer in practical experimentation. A graduate of UCLA's Department of Design|Media Arts, the classically trained designer with a background in 3D and motion graphics made the move to Flash design and development over 6 years ago. His experience spans everything from traditional online advertising to application development for clients such as Acura Motors, Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, and Disney. His work for Scion was featured in Communication Arts: Interactive Annual as one of the "Best of Interactive 2006" and his award-winning portfolio site has been called the future of interface design. Currently residing at Schematic, Los Angeles, Jon heads up the Advanced Interaction Group, a creative technology department focused on emerging media and future interfaces.