For the last twelve years Jon has been a lecturer in Photography, most recently at Edinburgh College (formerly Stevenson College), where he teaches on the HND and BA Degree courses in Professional Photography. The previous eleven years were spent in London working in advertising as a photographer for a range of clients and design agencies.

His formative education was at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing: in 2013 he graduated with a Masters of Fine Art Photography from De Montfort University.