Jon Rojas


Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Jon Rojas and I am in the co-founder of Smart People Podcast. Smart People Podcast was created because Chris and I were trying to figure out where we wanted to be in our lives. We reach out to leading professionals to discuss their passions and career paths. We aim to have conversations that satisfy our listeners’ curious minds.

I love to learn and am obsessed with tech and the Internet. In my spare time, you can find me learning how to code and loving every minute of it.

What forms of media have influenced you the most?

The two books that have recently influenced me the most are: Linchpin by Seth Godin and Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian.
Podcasts are another HUGE influence in my life. My near obsession with podcasts was one of the motivating factors to start Smart People Podcast.

What hardware and software do you use?

MacBook Pro for home and MacBook Air for work. iPhone 6.

Software: Slack, Trello, Google Drive
Apps: Downcast, Tweetbot, Alien Blue, Slack (I love Slack. I need it everywhere!), and Google Authenticator (two factor authentication is a must!)

What is your ideal creative setting?

A standing desk surrounded by white board walls and bean bag chairs! Ideally, I want to be around creative people half of the day and alone for the remaining half. I love my alone time and being able to think more critically about the creative ideas thrown around while with a team.

Co-Founder at Constructed By. Student at University of Wisconsin - Madison studying Business with a focus in Marketing and Accounting.