Hi, I'm Jonathan Ellis.

I'm a designer living in Auckland, New Zealand. I have many years experience helping SMEs, corporates, and charities create and build engaging and effective products. I like working on design problems from beginning to end, and with experience as both a designer and a developer, I am as comfortable drawing wireframes and creating prototypes as I am designing and building interfaces. One of my greatest passions in life is to always be learning and experimenting, whether it’s through reading relevant books or doing courses related to my professional interests. This allows me to stay current with the latest tools and processes in the constantly evolving digital product space.

My creative journey began when I started freelancing as a graphic and web designer upon finishing university in 2009. Shortly after, I moved to Cambodia to work with a charity, where I helped develop a new website for the organisation and led the marketing efforts to attract volunteers and donors. I am currently part of a design team in Auckland, and I’m looking to move into a role that is more focused on product design in the near future.

  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Product Design
  • User-Centred Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Sprints
  • User Flows
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Front-End Dev
  • Illustration and Icons
  • Animation
  • Design Systems

Say hi

Send me an email to thejonathanellis@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram.

What I'm reading


Jake Knapp

Made to Stick

Chip Heath, Dan Heath


Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Power of Moments

Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Personal MBA

Josh Kaufman

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