Jon Hechtkopf

 

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Jon developed a love for actions sports and everything outdoors at a young age and became a top 20 nationally ranked snowboarder as well as an established photographer all before the age of 18.

After attending college at University of Northern Colorado, Jon then received his film degree at The New England Institute of Art in 2009.  Following graduation, he moved to Newport Beach, CA for a career with surf apparel giant Ripcurl and 4 years later with eyewear giant Smith Optics.

Since expanding his creative skills outside the action sports industry, Jon’s directed, filmed, and edited features with the likes of supermodels Erin Wasson, Charlotte Mckinney, Juliette Perkins and actresses, Sophia Bush and Bella Thorne to name a few.  Working in a wide variety of industries from outdoor, health foods, live events, and his most recent passion, the fashion and swim industry.  He's built a name for himself working with clients including Quiksilver, Volcom Womens, Bare Minerals, Carls Jr, Buxom Cosmetics, Stone Cold Fox, Honey Birdette, Airbnb, Byrd Hairdo Products and Frankies Bikinis.

With a “never forget where you come from” loyalty to his hometown, family and friends, its this strong drive and passion thats got Jon to where he is, and he’s not stopping anytime soon.