Jason Gocek

Web Designer
Jason Gocek

While he has over 10 years of design experience, Jason took the less traveled road to get to Orbit. Actuarial offices, multinational food conglomerates, and cardiology labs are not the usual places that designers learn their chops, but these are all vital parts of Jason’s resume. Along the way he has learned to solve just about every design challenge imaginable, from 100-pixel banner ads to 100-foot banners and most things in between. At Orbit, Jason is focusing on crafting beautiful websites with user-friendly interfaces.

When not pushing pixels, Jason can most often be found spending quality time with his wonderful wife, baby boy, and two overweight felines. Music has always been a huge part of Jason’s life. He’s played bass for over two decades and has been in bands since high school. He’s always looking to discover new (and new to him) sounds. Jason keeps active by jogging, golfing, and holding down shortstop for the Pulaski Park Isotopes, Chicago’s greatest 16-inch softball team. He holds a degree for each side of his brain: a BFA in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg and a BS in Psychology from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Fave Places
  • Comiskey Park (Go Sox!)
  • Empty Bottle
  • The Hideout
  • Reckless Records
  • Andersonville
Interests
  • Being a dad
  • Playing bass & guitar
  • Fighting Illini sports
  • Reading
  • Trying to break 80 at golf (someday!)

“I am a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a pita. Why the pita? That counts as another mystery.”

—Demetri Martin