About Me

Bert Jones

Residing in Cambridge, Minnesota, alongside my wife of two decades and our furry entourage of two dogs and two cats, I proudly navigate the chaos of parenting four fantastic kids – two boys and two girls – Even though they are all grown adults now.

Let me take you back to where it all began – my flirtation with graphic design sparked during my stint as a cashier at OfficeMax back in ’97. When the CopyMax division sprouted within the store, my fascination with tinkering around printing gadgets landed me a spot in the new department. Armed with little more than a desire to learn and a shiny Mac loaded with design software, I seized the opportunity. With a “learn-as-you-go” ethos, I cracked open my first QuarkXpress manual during shifts and taught myself the ropes.

Fast forward to 2001, my path took a fortuitous turn when my brother-in-law, a seasoned graphic designer, hooked me up with a gig at an AlphaGraphics print shop. Under his tutelage, I absorbed the intricacies of graphic design and print industry nuances, not from textbooks but through hands-on experience, tackling real client dilemmas with real-world solutions.

Today, nestled comfortably in the confines of my home, I helm my own freelance design venture, armed with over two decades of design mojo coursing through my veins. I revel in devising creative remedies for clients’ design quandaries and continually hone my craft by diving headfirst into new technologies like CommonLook PDF and 508 Accessibility standards.

But wait, there’s more! In a bold move amidst the chaos of 2020’s pandemic pandemonium, I co-founded an event planning business with my partner-in-crime, Kat, because why not add a sprinkle of adventure to the mix?

In 2023, My wife joined me at the helm of the BJPDS team, and we became an official LLC, where we added even more services to our mix.