Design for the People

John’s Resumé


Senior UI Designer: Jive Software
6.2007 to 12.2017
  • Design and develop the UI front-end web interface to Jive Software's enterprise software products. Manage key features of the products.
  • Work between the engineers and product management to achieve product goals.
  • Test prototypes with customers and users for design viability.
  • Consult with usability experts on accessibility compliance.
Specialist—Interactive Web Designer: Providence Health System
8.2005 to 6.2007
  • Evangelized usability/accessibility as business need for Catholic health organization.
  • Specialized in usable and accessible markup using advanced CSS and (X)HTML.
  • Created easily re-purposed templates for special events.
  • Introduced highly accessible “zoom” layouts via a style switcher.
  • Tight integration to regional IS from within Marketing and Communications.
  • Upgrading of outdated markup throughout CMS system.
  • Served primarily the Oregon region; also served Health Plans and system-wide shared regional services.
Sole Proprietorship: John Lascurettes Design
11.2002 to present – Freelance and Contract work.
  • Evolved beyond just visual design and took on XHTML/CSS development work.
  • Created XHTML & CSS templates for’s redesign.
  • Provided direct-marketing e-mail design for You Software.
  • Designed an interactive product selector for’s store.
Clients include: PalmOne, Hollywood Video, You Software, Peasant Pies, California Province of Jesuits
Creative Director/Owner: Draft Six Experience Design
4.2001 to 11.2002
  • While collaboratively authoring a creative brief for a website redesign, we refined a more focused brand and mission statement for SFGMC, taking it from three pages of conflicting focus down to a single statement.
  • Took’s undocumented styles, wrote the copy, created source files and organized them into an online style guide.
  • Draft Six’s focus is marrying end user needs and expectations with customer’s business model and goals into intuitive, easy-to-use designs.
Clients include: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, Palm, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Creative Director: Cyberplex (Acquired i-Socket 2.2000)
5.1999 to 4.2001
  • Started as Art Director and took over management of i-Socket’s design team after Cyberplex acquisition. Managed five designers.
  • Designed and directed design for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Was the head designer in charge of the brand new site in 1999, gathering design and marketing requirements; site was launched within three months time, product-unseen until shortly before launch.
  • Interfaced with creative managers from the other international and regional offices to support distributed-matrix model of production.
Clients include: Handspring, AMD, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Microsoft
Graphic Designer: OnlineFocus, Inc.
10.1996 to 2.1999
Clients include:
  • Concept and design of websites for fortune 500 companies.
  • Very first projects: look and feel for FedEx Asia online and Promus Hotels brands (Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites and others).
  • Projects were carried out within dedicated teams. My duties made me project lead of all graphic concerns for a project.
Clients Include: FedEx, Sun Microsystems, Apple, Fujitsu, CNA Insurance, Cooper Lighting
Graphic Designer/Assistant Art Director: Siemens Business Communication Systems, Inc.
12.1993 to 10.1996
Concept and design of corporate high-end collateral. Art direction of photography, illustration and pre-press.
Designer/Production Artist: Jerome Callens Advertising and Design
9.1989 to 12.1993
Traditional (paste-ups and overlays) and Computer-based layout, design and production.
Clients include: 24 Hour Fitness Centers, San Jose Downtown Association, Susan Hammer for Mayor of San Jose (1989)


I thrive on collaborative efforts. I want to work with a tight-knit team of good-natured ass kickers to solve complex problems with creative and elegant solutions. While my emphasis has been on Design and Development in the past, I would like to start concentrating more on testing and gathering usability data from prototypes.


Bachelor of Arts General Design
Graphic Design Emphasis
San Jose State University, California

Concentration in typography, print design, corporate logo & identity design. Supporting fields of study include photography, illustration, advertising, print production, and industrial design.

Core Competencies

  • Interaction Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Expert in browser-agnostic CSS semantic HTML markup
  • Experience working with a variety of IDE systems, template systems, GIT, CSS preprocessors (like Sass), and Javascript frameworks.
  • Program Familiarity:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
    • Sketch
    • GIT
    • IntelliJ
    • Sass/Less