Jonas Downey, designer of interfaces, writer of words, maker of pancakes.

My name is Jonas.

I’m a product designer at Basecamp in Chicago. I’ve been creating ideas and interfaces for Basecamp since 2011.

I also made Hello Weather and Emojisaurus with some good friends.

And a few favorites:

More where that came from…

I also make websites, art, and physical objects. Here are a few selected works.

Prairie Fire Glass website
Argonne National Laboratory website
This Ephemeral Year

I have a long-running collection of interesting links. You should check ‘em out!

(There's a lot more on my Pinboard.)

Want to get in touch? Send me an email:

[email protected]

or a tweet:


Please note: I’m not available for new freelance or full-time work, but I am interested in speaking engagements and fun side projects.

You can also find me on one of these social doodads.

Thanks for visiting — see you next time!