About Cline Design
"Capturing the Present to
Preserve the Past for the Future”
Poppin for Kids at the Optimist Popcorn Wagon.
Jon is very active in the Menomonee Falls community. Jon is a member of the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls, and you will find him at most community events and activities. Jon has always been an optimist, and thus it was fitting he became a member of the Optimist Club. He is fully invested in their mission of community service and support of the youth.
Jon is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a proud graduate of their 2020 Leadership Menomonee Falls Class. LMF is a nine-month personal and professional development training program that inspires leaders to serve others.
Jon lives the philosophy his dad taught him - “Enjoy the journey!”
With a passion for history and photography, Jon Cline has the ability to bring the past to life.
Jon has resided in Menomonee Falls his entire life and is a proud graduate from Menomonee Falls High School. Jon attended Waukesha County Technical College to study in the printing and publishing program, which at the time was located at Hamilton High School. Later, WCTC moved the program to their Pewaukee campus in the newly opened Harry V. Quadracci Printing & Graphics Center. He graduated as an honor student with an associate degree in printing and publishing. After working in the print industry for ten years, he returned to WCTC to complete certificates in digital photography and desktop publishing, as well as small business.
Jon’s hobby has always been photography. Growing up in the Falls, he has always loved its history, and in particular, the old pictures he’d see of the village. Jon is devoted to capturing the beauty of Menomonee Falls and keeps pictures of buildings that no longer exist, such as Associated Bank on Main Street (where RiverWalk on the Falls now stands), the historic Koehler-Zahn House (where the Chamber of Commerce was and Fiddleheads now stands), Fire Station #1 (now Hot House Tavern), and Thomas Jefferson School and Menomonee Falls School District offices (now an open parkland). As new developments replace old buildings, Jon is committed to capturing the present to preserve the past for the future.
In 2016, Jon started Cline Design. The main focus of his business is photography and videography, but he also does design work. In addition, he offers other services such as transferring VHS to digital, converting slides to digital, and preserving old pictures to digital. Initially, he displayed his photography at local art fairs, but has since discontinued doing that to focus on what has become the core of his work: sport, school, senior pictures and local interest photography.
Several years ago, Jon began taking pictures at local high school sporting events in Menomonee Falls. He has expanded that to include junior high and any other sports team that requests it.