Meet Jay Owens, UI/Web Designer

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hello! Where to start? Recently, we had a small addition to our family, Brody, our toy poodle. My son, Jack, adores him, and we frequently go out on small adventures in the Pacific Northwest with the four of us. Keeping up with our new pup is a blast but also a lot of work. Ha!

As a creative artist/designer, I’m constantly curious and inspired by other forms of art. I guess you could say I’m never bored. There is always something to examine, ponder and look at from a unique perspective. As some of you know, art is a passion of mine, and I especially seek out inspiration in the sky and clouds. Cloudscapes are one of my all-time favorite things to paint in soft pastel. It’s the light within the clouds that captivates me most.

What do you do at Fuel, and what is the most valuable resource you provide to our members?

I’m part of an incredible team here at Fuel: the Digital Team. I design websites for our members. I thrive in capturing the member’s visual brand and bringing their presence online with a beautiful, responsive and functional website following the latest website design trends. When we launch a new member website, I not only hope that the member is thrilled with their new website but also that the patients will browse the site and connect with the member easily, which will be a return on investment for the member.

What does a typical workday look like for you?

A typical workday begins with a glance into iFuel to see if I have any important work orders to attend to. The real fun begins when I can put on some music and start designing the various web builds that are in the process of being completed. I’d have to say my favorite moment as a designer is starting a new website design. The endless possibilities, design exploration and creative flow make it such a fun process and experience.

What is your professional background?

Before Fuel, I worked as a graphic designer for SuperATV, a company that sells ATV and UTV accessories. I was in charge of all their marketing essentials, from product photography to designing full product catalogs. I also taught soft pastel painting in small workshops periodically. My mom and I would team up with a joint painting workshop, where she would teach watercolor while I would teach soft pastel. A few of my most memorable painting workshops were in New Mexico and Costa Rica. So fun!

What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have a fun fact about yourself you’d like to share?

Free time is always with my family—Alethea, Jack and now Brody, our pup. This summer, we will be making several trips to the Oregon Coast, one of our favorite destinations. Crazy fun fact, hmm. Well, I don’t do it as much anymore, but I’m a pretty avid juggler. Give me three balls, and I’ll go to town. Ha! I probably juggled more in college than I did study!

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