Jason Pontius

President & Founder  •  Alameda, CA  •  jason@whitewhale.net

Jason is the president and founder of White Whale, which means something different every day.

He serves in a creative role, often sketching homepage designs and collaborating with Janie on design work in general; he also oversees the care and feeding of LiveWhale, our CMS. A pathological multitasker, Jason is typically involved in every aspect of the website development process. He serves as the primary point of contact for most of White Whale’s clients.

One of his favorite parts of the job, strange as it might sound, is helping our clients navigate the opinions, personalities, and internal politics that redesign and branding projects bring to light.

Jason has been in the field since 1997, when he began exploring the field of interactive design as a complement to his graduate study in linguistics at the University of Chicago (where he holds a master’s degree).

He lives in Alameda, a short bike ride from the office, with his wife and children.

Very best things:

  • spicy cocktails
  • spicy anything, really
  • the Golden State Warriors
  • "surprise me" karaoke
  • elaborate webfonts

Always on his desk:

  • at least three notebooks
  • hot sauce
  • 15-20 business cards


A quick meeting of presidents, just business.

Later, we'll drop by his house.