The Super Awesome Description award is a way of recognizing a member of the Zappos Development content team once a month. If a product description is particularly witty or creative, anyone in the company can nominate the person who wrote it. The nominations are then read by other members of the content department and voted upon; the description with the most votes wins. The writer of that description is rewarded with a trophy and a certificate, not to mention recognition from their peers.
We asked Jonathan a few fun questions to get to know him better. Check out his answers below!
What is your biggest Grammar pet peeve?
Run-on sentences. They drive me crazy.
What inspired you when writing this description?
I really liked the shirt when I initially wrote it. I mentioned it to my fiancé and she surprised me with it as a birthday present. Whenever I get something from my portfolio, I always like to check the details on the tags against what we have on the site, just to make sure everything is correct. When I pulled the shirt up on the site, I wasn’t happy with the product description I had originally written. I started thinking about secret agents and everything just clicked!
What's a fact people would be surprised to learn about you?
I just turned 40. Most people underestimate my age by eight to twelve years until I tell them I have a 16 year old daughter and twin eight year old girls.
What is the last book you read?
The Sentry by Robert Crais. Love the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike characters! The series is fast and fun.