Jason Putorti

Jason Putorti

Creative Director, Causes
Location: California
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Biography

Product designer and entrepreneur. Co-founded Votizen. Formerly the lead designer at Mint.com, and the Designer-in-Residence for Bessemer Venture Partners.

Experience
Causes.com
Creative Director
Votizen was acquired by Causes on 10 January 2013
Dates:
January 2013 - Present
Votizen
Co-Founder
Building the first social lobbying product for registered voters.
Dates:
July 2010 - December 2012
Location:
San Francisco, California
Bessemer Venture Partners
Designer in Residence
Providing user experience, design, and branding expertise to Bessemer portfolio companies.
Dates:
December 2009 - September 2010
Intuit Inc.
Lead Creative Direction, Personal Finance
Mint.com was acquired by Intuit on 2 November 2009.
Dates:
November 2009 - December 2009
Location:
Mountain View, California
Mint.com
Lead Designer
Dates:
January 2007 - December 2009
Location:
Mountain View, California
Website:
Fitting Group
Consultant
Sparked the interactive division of Fitting Group, Novaurora.fg, by leveraging personnel assets at both companies. Acted as technology evangelist for the challenger brand agency, advising how web interactivity could empower Fitting's client brands.
Dates:
September 2006 - March 2007
Novaurora
CEO
Drove multifunctional efforts as CEO that included design, programming, strategy, finance, and operations. Grew the print and interactive creative agency from a one-man shop, to one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Six Hot Ad Agencies” boasting clients such as Coldwell Banker, Sewickley Spa, Whirl Magazine, and Berner International. Licensed the Novaurora brand to Fitting Group from September 2006 to September 2007.
Dates:
January 2003 - March 2007
College Prowler
CTO
Third co-founder of College Prowler– a company publishing individual guidebooks for over 230 top colleges across the country. Created and implemented all facets of web strategy and technology including e-commerce and fulfillment platforms. Also responsible for the visual branding from identity to interactive.
Dates:
May 2002 - January 2004
Education
Parsons The New School for Design
MFA Candidate
Design and Technology
Dates:
July 2002 - October 2002
Location:
New York, New York
University of Pittsburgh
BS
Computer Science, Mathematics
Dates:
August 2000 - August 2002
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Union College
Dates:
August 1999 - June 2000
Location:
Schenectady, New York
Carnegie Mellon University
Dates:
June 1999 - August 1999
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania