Jon Cairns


Jon has a background in signage and wayfinding design, which has helped him refine his ability to communicate complex ideas quickly and effectively. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to his design work, integrating methods from the fields of architecture, city planning and communication design. His training in real estate development, land use planning and planning law allow him to craft grounded solutions to urban issues.

Jon is currently pursuing a Master of Community & Regional Planning and a Master of Urban Design from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Carleton University.

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Last book read?
Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City by Ethan N. Elkind

Cat or dog person?

Favorite 90’s jam?
Jump – Kris Kross

Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
Peter Pan

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