Jonathan is a Very creative artistic force with skills spanning illustration, painting, design, photography, sculpture and music. Has exhibited to wide acclaim in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Museum of Barrio Harlem NY, Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and Parsons Gallery NY.
Strong illustration skills
Fine arts painter
Strong conceptual skills
Proficient in Toonboom Harmony, Storyboard pro, Photoshop, indesign
Musician (guitar, drums, vocals)
Results and deadline oriented
Piece Of Schmidt – Director / CEO / Storyboard Artist / Lead Animator: 2013 – 2017
Director of creative content including concept creation, story conception, character conception and development, character design, storyboarding and animation
Has been instrumental in creating 5 original animated series properties – Nin Rana, Suckers and in development: After Ascension, Gulls, and Jaymse
Lone Coconut –Partner / Storyboard Artist / Lead Animator: 2013 – 2017
storyboard and lead animation for “Loki 7” action movie 2016
storyboard and lead animation for “Los Fabulosos Ma Mejores” baseball movie 2015
storyboard and animation “Rica Milkids” video advertising campaign 2016
storyboard for “Mosh” movie not yet released 2017
storyboard and character design consultation for “Catastropico” action movie 2016
storyboard for “Barberia” movie not yet released 2016-17
storyboard for “Raw Kakao” chocolate advertising campaign
storyboard for "Uqbar" science fiction trailer for movie 2015
Altos De Chavon School of Design (Santo Domingo) - Faculty Member: 2013-Present
Head of Illustration Department, including teaching illustration and drawing, conceptualized and introduced animation in to the school curriculum. In charge of Internship program.
Altos De Chavon School of Design (La Romana) - Faculty Member: 2006-2013
Teaching illustration and drawing
Red Stone Studios - Cartographer: 2004-2005
Painted large scale maps in accurate detail for ranches across the USA
UTC Bank Trinidad - Illustration and design of colouring book 2017
Recording engineer of demos for jazz singer Ingrid Best 2015
Recording engineer and studio guitar for pop artist In'lakesh 2014
Lead Guitar and vocals for Dominican rock band Mustache 2005-2012. Appeared on 3 EPs; Le Problemme C’est Toi, C’est La Vie Mon Amie and Le Fin Du Mond
Mustache – illustrations and designs for album covers, posters and t-shirts 2005-2012
Mariana Pichardo/Cassandra – Bumper storyboard for “Cassandra”Award Show 2011
Vinos Emereo – Wine label designs and art 2011
Aguar Por Vida – Art direction for print advertising campaign 2011
Funda Mental – Storyboards for TV commercials and music videos 2006-2011
Hostal Marina real – Tourist Map illustration 2010
Jean Gabriel Guerra – storyboard for feature length film 2010
Hotel Frances Santo Domingo R.D. – illustrations for Visitor’s Guide 2008
Suiche Machete – Script Illustration for TV ad 2008
Pages BBDO – Illustrations for Suzuki Swift campaign 2007 / illustrations for Exhibicion de Arte Pages BBDO 2008 / illustrations for One Man Show Pages 2008
Funglode R.D. - Editorial Illustration for Funglode Magazine 2005-2008
Altos De Chavon – Artist in Residence 2006
E.P.S. – Storyboard and animation for shipping advertising campaign 2006
Illy Words Magazine – Editorial spread design 2005
Penguin Group USA – Hip Hop Kids book jackets 2005
Parsons School of Design
BFA Illustration 2005
Altos De Chavon School of Design
AAS Fine Art & Illustration (Magnum Cum Laude) - 2003
Design and construction of guitars
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / MARKETING / MEDIA / ENTERTAINMENT / OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
Successful results oriented professional with an industry recognized track record of creativity, building market share and business growth in the hyper competitive media sector. broad marketing experience, encompassing strategic planning, qualitative & quantitative research, interactive marketing, creative development and production ,Directs Business and Sales Development – Strategic Planning and Execution – Client Relations/Management – Contract Negotiation – Budget and Expense Control – Project Management –Staff Development and Motivation - Spokesman – Advocacy/Lobbying
extensive experience in the advertising, marketing, media, communication and creative industry
Senior management experience in directing private enterprise growth and national policy development
Strong leader with motivational management style and reputation for creative solutions, building staff capability, excellent customer relations and service.
Brand building & development
Script and copy writing
Campaign conceptualization and art direction (radio, television, print, outdoor, social media)
Consumer market analysis
Administration & Operations
Public & media relations
Piece of Schmidt – Director / Chairman: 2013 – present
Director of planning, sponsorships, negotiations and branding. Part of creative team.
IRIE FM -Senior Manager/Marketing Director: May 1995 – present
Director of strategic planning, client relations and advice, business growth, product design and programming, sponsorships, positioning, branding, advertising, development of station’s original website and management of the station’s main business office in Kingston . Moved station to lead in the market
Zip 103 FM - Founder / Marketing Manager: January 2001 – April 2015
Conceptualised the station, it’s programming, format, positioning, advertising, branding, business strategy. Moved station to #2 in the market behind IRIE FM
Courts (Jamaica) Limited Advertising Executive: September 1992- April 1995
Responsible for all areas of advertising including strategy, creative, production, quality control and budget management
Developed and managed the in-house advertising department including the network of suppliers.
Moo Young/Butler Associates Ltd. Account Executive: July 1989 – August 1992
Manager for assigned client accounts with the mandate of improving client relations, strategic planning, delivery time and sales.
Represented all categories of business including finance, corporate, retail, gaming and restaurants.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS
Director National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation – 2017
Part of Media Industry lobby/contributor group for amendments to Copyright Legislation - 2017
Chairman – Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) – April 2004 – September 2005.
Deputy Chairman – Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) – September 2005-2015.. Senior executive with responsibility including Children’s Programming Code, Broadcast Regulations, Advertising Industry Standards and Practices, Libel and Defamation Laws, Digital Switch Over (DSO), public and media interaction.
Deputy Chairman and Commissioner of National Debates Commission, which is responsible for presenting national election debates. Member of team which travelled the Caribbean to encourage the establishment of Debate Commissions regionally.
Director – P.A.L.S. (Peace & Love in Society) – 2003 – present.
Director – Crime Stop 2012- present
Advisor to the University of Technology (UTECH) Media Degree programme and member of the advisory board (2011-2014)
Lectured in various forums, including final year Masters class at Carimac, UWI, guest lecturer in marketing at UWI, guest lecturer at UTECH and UCC.
Peer Award – Marketing Personality 2003.
Nova Southeastern University
MSC Human Resource Management – 2000
University of the West Indies
BA (Honours) Mass Communication and Social Sciences – Major in Television - 1989