Hello, my name is Jason LaRivière, and I’m a designer and photographer living in Vancouver.
Right now I’m the Vice President of Creative at Lendesk, where we're building better tools for mortgage industry professionals. Most of the people I work with there dress way cooler than me, and speak more languages than I do.
A few years ago, I cliqued up with a good friend of mine, and started working together as The Other
Jason. His name is also Jason, and we thought we could start making iPhone apps together. In
2015, we released Hereby,
the best way to chat anonymously with the people that surround you every
day. It got a little traction, but ultimately went nowhere. We thought we
might do some more stuff too, but we didn't. In 2017 we shut the whole
thing down, grateful for what we learned.
Before all that, I was the Creative Director at Clio, where I led design for both the product and marketing teams. In 2014 our in-house team were Graphex Awards finalists for our work on Clio’s iPhone app.
In 2008 I was at a small digital agency in Victoria, which is notable for having been sued by our most famous client, Ms Pamela Anderson.
In 2006 I was living and working in Winnipeg. That was, like, more than ten years ago. Nobody cares anything about that.
I take a lot of photos. There was a time when I posted photos daily on a Tumblr blog, but I got bored of that. I don't do it anymore. I also used to sell prints of some photos on my portfolio site, but that hasn't been updated in quite a long time.
In April, 2016, I self-published the third volume of a quarterly journal called Flow—a roughly chronological catalogue of personal photography. I still do that, but my portfolio site hasn't been updated with the latest issues because I guess I don't care too much about doing that either.
I'm generally terrible at maintaining a presence on Twitter—not for
any lack of opinion, but for some other reason I'm unable to put a finger
on just yet. Maybe it's apathy, or maybe it's a lack of interest,
enthusiasm, or concern.
In early 2016, I decided to be done with Twitter, LinkedIn, and pretty much everything else social. I'm not sure what kind of curmudgeon that makes me, but it's probably the sort who doesn't care too much what the internets have to say.
I'm easy to reach, and I have all the time in the world. Email me, and stay in touch.