Jason Early is the founder and designer of gruntmonkey, a design consultancy that specializes in helping clients plan, implement, and evolve their business into a successful venture.
With over a decade of experience as a designer, Jason has worked in the music industry making illustrated concert posters, contracted with award winning design agencies, spoken at HOW’s Creative Freelancer Conference, been exhibited in art galleries, and for the past 4 years he has mentored emerging designers and entrepreneurs in Chicago helping them prepare for their first position as a designer or start a new career in this fast paced industry.
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Jason has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.
User Experience Design Immersive
Launch a high-growth user experience design career. Build fluency in essential skills through this 12-week, full-time program.
Break(fast) Into UX
Learn about what a UX Designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.
Introduction to the Chicago Design Community
Join General Assembly for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene.
The Happiest of Hours
General Assembly Chicago would like to invite you and a guest to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Beer, wine and snacks will be provided, so come thirsty!
Creating a Career You Love
Learn exciting strategies and impactful lessons from a panel of local entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners who will help you find and own your passion!
How to Make it as a Freelancer
If you’ve been daydreaming about taking the jump into full time freelancing or even flirting with the idea of picking up some freelance work on the side, this event is for you!
User Experience Design
Gain indispensable user experience design skills in this 10-week evening or 1-week accelerated course, on campus or online.
How to be a Side-Hustler: A Definitive Guide
Having a job with great pay & solid benefits is rewarding, but there's one thing that's even more meaningful: working for yourself! Here's your guide to get that side hustle going.
Trial Class: User Experience Design
Curious about General Assembly’s User Experience Design course? Join us for a Trial Class - meet the instructor, get an intro to the curriculum, and experience a sample session.