After completing a Bachelor in Computers Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) at Adelaide University, Jon studied a Master of Science (IT) at Carnegie Mellon University on a full scholarship.
Jon then worked in software development at IBM, Internode and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Jon also founded a profitable web startup profitable with 60,000 users and was responsible for the IT systems and trading platform of a quantitative hedge fund.
In 2013, Jon co-founded Makers Empire with two schools friends and a would-be investor turned co-founder. Makers Empire is now used by students in 40 countries who make 100,000 new designs every day.