After the Malibu native graduated from San Diego State University in 2000, Jason Farran accepted a job in local government with San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts, where he worked his way up the ladder to Chief of Staff. The office liaison became a key figure in various communities of the District Four region, including Little Italy, College Area, Clairemont, Downtown San Diego, Linda Vista and Old Town.
In his spare time, Jason began teaching himself basic html. In 2003, he launched his own web design firm, JF WebDesign. His client base spans public office candidates, various campaigns, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes. In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, Farran designed, developed and administered the supervisor’s public website, www.ronroberts.com.
In 2011, Jason moved on from the Supervisor’s office to operate JF WebDesign full time. In March of 2011, JF WebDesign officially opened its office in Old Town, San Diego.
The life-long community volunteer has worked with various organizations, including Malibu Marine and Mountain Wildlife Rescue, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, STAR/PAL, and the SAM Spady Foundation. He also helped secure funding for major projects in San Diego such as Little Italy’s Piazza Basilone, a tribute to Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone – the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross.
A proud Aztec for Life, Jason is a member of the San Diego State University Alumni Association Board of Advisors and serves on the Executive Committee as the Vice President of Innovation. In this role, Jason has helped launch a new website for the organization, a mobile phone application for alumni, and launch a mobile phone application for students that received a Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the premier national association for development professionals. The student app earned the award in the category of Alumni Relations Programs: Best Use of Social Media/Technology.
Jason lives in Escondido, California with his wife and daughter.