Jon was born in East Los Angeles, briefly raised in Mazatlan, Mexico, before settling in the suburbs of Valencia, California. In 2007, Jon graduated from California Institute of the Arts, where he focused on drawing and presentation. Shortly after graduation (08’), Jon accepted a faculty position at California Institute of the Arts. In the summer of 2005, Jon was one of four artist commissioned by renowned science fiction writer Ray Bradbury to create a presentation that visually depicted several of his short stories and novels. In 2012, Jon was featured in a joint show exhibiting 14 of his works at Nye + Brown in Culver City.