About

JONATHAN SCHMIDT

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.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Strong illustration skills

  • Fine arts painter

  • Sculptor

  • Reportage draughtsman

  • Strong conceptual skills

  • Classical Animation

  • Proficient in Toonboom Harmony, Storyboard pro, Photoshop, indesign

  • Musician (guitar, drums, vocals)

  • Results and deadline oriented

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

  • Business growth

  • 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

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 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

 

EDUCATION

  • Parsons School of Design

BFA Illustration 2005

  • Altos De Chavon School of Design

AAS Fine Art & Illustration (Magnum Cum Laude) - 2003

 

HOBBIES/ACTIVITIES

  • guitarist

  • Design and construction of guitars

BRIAN SCHMIDT

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

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • 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

  • Project management

  • Campaign management

  • Event management

  • Script and copy writing

  • Campaign conceptualization and art direction (radio, television, print, outdoor, social media)

  • Consumer market analysis

  • Administration & Operations

  • Public & media relations

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

 

EDUCATION

  • Nova Southeastern University

MSC Human Resource Management – 2000

  • University of the West Indies

BA (Honours) Mass Communication and Social Sciences – Major in Television - 1989

 

HOBBIES/ACTIVITIES

  • Art collector

  • Comic Collector

  • Architecture

  • Design