Before joining UChicago Creative in 2013, Vernon was an editor for a number of top commercial agencies and post-houses, working with such high profile clients as Nike, Harley Davidson, Sega, and Axe. He was responsible for creative editorial, videography, motion design, and production support for brand sponsored content. His work has been broadcast on television nationally and internationally. Vernon is also a multidisciplinary artist, working in photography, silkscreen, linocuts, and etching. His photography has been shown by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and published in Artist Portfolio Magazine. He has a BA in film and video from Columbia College Chicago.