Jon Vallance

Executive Creative Director

San Francisco

After working in our London Studio for six years on a range of brands from Pernod Ricard to Bang & Olufsen, I relocated to the US and have run the San Francisco Studio since 2018. As Creative Director, my ongoing aim is to build and guide the design team retaining the same core culture of Pearlfisher whilst being nimble to our surroundings here on the West Coast.

I’m always searching for compelling creative ideas and ways to help clients that go beyond the confines of the brief in hand. Some highlights to date have been earning several DBA: Design Effectiveness Awards and helping to raise £1,000,000 through the power of design to benefit Help For Heroes.

Design has also led me to work on different projects around the world, including the German edition of George Orwell’s 1984 book cover and traveling to Havana, Cuba to work with a group of artists in a traditional screen print workshop.

When I'm not designing, I love travelling and exploring the US, skateboarding, printmaking and seeing what else I can get my hands on.

Latest activity


Pearlfisher and SoGood Saké to speak at SF Design Week


Mobility when movement stops


Jon Vallance named one of GDUSA’s People to Watch in 2020


Plenty for all™ – Revolutionary vertical farming shines a new light on the way we do food


San Francisco Design Week: Designing the Future of Food & Beverage


Jon Vallance joins Pearlfisher San Francisco as Creative Director