About

Just a guy with a good eye

About

My real name is Jonatha, my parents legitimately spelled my name wrong on my birth certificate so I go by Jonny. I grew up in sunny Tampa Fl. so it only makes sense that I've spent much of my career in blistering Chicago.

I've worked on General Market, US Hispanic, and Global Brands for agencies with lots of acronyms DDB, Publicis Sapient, BBDO, Leo Burnett, and now with VMLY&R out of Dallas (almost at the full alphabet woo hoo).

I've been lucky to have work honored at Cannes, LIA, El Ojo Iberoamerica, New York Festival, Communication Arts Design, and FIAP. I'm currently a COVID nomad working remotely in Tampa from the wonderful digital world of Teams 🙂

Experience

VMLY&R l Dallas TX. l 2021 - Present
Associate Creative Director

DDB l Chicago IL. l 2019 - 2021
Associate Creative Director

Publicis Sapient l Chicago IL. l 2017 - 2019
Associate Creative Director

Energy BBDO l Chicago IL. l 2016 - 2017

Art Director

Lapiz / Leo Burnett l Chicago IL. l 2015 - 2016

Art Director

Lapiz / Leo Burnett l Chicago IL. l 2013 - 2015

Junior Art Director

Recognition

FSU Chicago Alumni Board
2020 Board / Lead Designer

The Night Ministry – Selfless Pins
2019 New York Festival Bronze
2019 Communication Arts Design
2019 Fast Company Innovation By Design

Young Shits Awards Show
2018 Judge

32nd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival
2016 Poster Judge

Mexico Tourism Board – Snow Graffiti
2015 Gold Ush Idea Awards
2015 Bronze El Sol
2015 Cannes Media Shortlist
2015 Bronze Cannes Design
2015 1 Silver, 2 Bronze El Ojo De Iberoamerica
2 Bronze Kinsale Sharks

Purina Little Bites
2015 Bronze Addy
2015 Bronze Fiap
2015 Bronze Wave
2015 New York Festival Finalist
2015 Radio Mercury Finalist
Gain Smell-o-thon
2014 Kinsale Sharks Bronze
2014 El Sol Festival Finalist
2014 Ush Idea Awards Finalist

International Andy Award
2014 Gold Integrated Digital

Cannes Future Lions
2013 Shortlist Finalist

Addy Awards
2010 1 Gold
2010 4 Silver