Jason Kottke

Inside Biography

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jason Kottke is an American blogger and graphic designer. Besides that, he is a web designer recognized for Kottke.org (blog) which was ranked on the No.66 position overall and on the No.20 position in Science on the Technorati Top 100 in 2013.

What Is Jason Kottke Age?

Jason Kottke was born on September 27, 1973, in the United States of America. Currently, he is 47 years old. 

The web designer holds an American nationality. His ethnicity is not known as the details of his parents are missing.

Kottke graduated from Coe College where he received the scholarship. 

Career Insight

The 47-year-old started his career as a blogger in March 1998. The following year, he came to the limelight for designing the Silkscreen typeface. Since then, his design has been used by Adobe, MTV, and Volvo. Also, the work is featured in Brill's Content, The New Yorker, Forbes, and The New York Times. 

After that, Jason with his then-girlfriend was profiled in an article,  "You've Got Blog". The New York article introduced blogging to a worldwide audience in 2000. Again in 2002, he created the blog Gawker logo. He revealed that it was whipped up in Photoshop in 30 minutes as a placeholder.

Additionally, the web designer won Bloggie Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 after contributing 5 long years in the related field. A couple of years later, he quit his day job in order to focus on blogging as a full-time profession. 

Kottke once broke the news of the loss of the television presenter Ken Jennings' Jeopardy! win streak. This got him into trouble with a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, Sony.

What Is Jason Kottke Net Worth?

The 47-year-old designer has yet not revealed his exact net worth at the moment. However, as per some online sites, Jason Kottke is worth between $3 million to $5 million. 

All of his income is gathered as a blogger, graphic designer, and web designer. As per SocialBlade, he earns $6 - $95 per month and $71 - $1.1K per year via his self-titled YouTube channel. 

The average salary of a blogger in the USA is between $20,000 to $32,000 while the graphic designer earns around $56,810 per year. Likewise, the web designer generally gains $53,520 to $73,760 annually.

Father Of Two: Relationship History

Jason Kottke was a married to Meg Hourihan who is famous as the co-founder of the company Pyra Labs. The duo first met online through their personal website. Eventually, they started dating and exchanged wedding rings in 2006.

Together, the couple shares two children: Ollie and Minna. Later, in 2017, he separated with his ex-wife. Since his divorce with Hourihan, Jason is mum when it comes to his relationship.


As of April 2021, the designer Jason Kottke lives in New York, the United States as per his Twitter. The average rent price for 2 bedrooms apartment is $2,499 in New York City while the house nearly costs $289,000.

Previously in 2007, Kottke and his then-wife owned the renovated 4 bedrooms mansion featuring marble fireplaces, a clawfoot tub, and a large backyard for $2.89 million. As per the report of October 2014, the couple was selling their New York townhouse for $5 million.

by samikshya, 27 Apr, 2021

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