Vytas and Jon met in London. Working together they realised that they could stand each other's characters well and even more surprisingly had complementary skillsets. Since then, the two folks known as VJF thrive to bring bespoke experiences around emerging and future technologies, and their impact on our domestic mundane.
Vytautas is a designer and researcher interested in how emerging technologies inhabit and shape our domesticity. His practice encompasses the Internet of Things, data ownership, digital citizenship, social media and their influence on our boring everyday lives.
Vytas holds a BA in Media Art from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, followed by a research exchange at the Royal Danish Design School, faculty of Interaction Design. Since 2015, a Master’s degree in Media Design from HEAD — Genève. Vytautas’ work has been exhibited at the V&A, CCCB, Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Cite’ du Design St.Etienne, amongst others. He has been awarded a Core77 Speculative Concepts Runner-Up prize in 2016.
Jon is a designer with a hands on approach to thinking. His work has been showcased in galleries such as the V&A and Vitra, to the back of pushchairs and bikes on the streets of London.
Jon holds a BA in Product Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and an MA in Interaction Design from Goldsmiths University of London. He has given various talks on topics relating to the criticality of making, as part of 2016 MCE conference in Warsaw, to Maker Assembly in Sheffield. He has conceived and led several hands-on drone making workshops. He was selected to be one of the delegates for the ‘Living research 2018’ programme by The British Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring maker culture in China.