Jon A. Cruz is a professional developer with over 20 years of experience, working extensively in multimedia, including programming and 3D art creation, and has developed for a wide variety of platforms. Work includes R&D for mobile and other devices, servers for large mail and messaging systems, enterprise security applications, and user interface design and development. Currently he is involved in Open Source as a core developer and board member with Inkscape, is working on more comprehensive integration of LittleCMS and color management features, tablet enhancements and general UI features.
He represents Inkscape with the OpenICC and Create projects, focusing on shared resources and collaboration with other software. He has participated as a mentor in Google's Summer of Code since its first year with Inkscape and recently also for OpenICC. He was a keynote speaker at SVG Open 2008, and presented talks at Linux.conf.au 2009 and 2010, the Libre Graphics Meetings in Lyon and Montreal, and various Java users' groups.