In March of 2014, Jonathan launched a kindness initiative, Deedtags, a company that inspires people to do good deeds daily through fun ideas like a book of good deeds and a smartphone app with daily challenges. In January 2015, Jonathan successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a deck of good deed cards. Deedtags products have been featured at Chapters book stores, Toronto schools, local shops and in SNAP Newspapers. Deedtags participates in festivals and events every year to spread the message of kindness. Feel free to check out the Deedtags Instagram page for inspirational posts and updates.
Passionate graphic designer with over 10 years of experience. Constantly breaking boundaries and evolving, bringing fresh and innovative solutions to the table. With extensive knowledge of art and design history, inspiration is also drawn from contemporary architecture around the globe, with a fusion of organic elements from nature. Dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication skills as well as exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills. Uncompromising attention to detail. Thrives in deadline-driven environments that afford accountability for key deliverables.
With his free time, Jonathan loves to draw and create paintings for gallery shows throughout Toronto. He also enjoys hanging out with his dog, "The Duke", movies, music, video games and photography.
Nickname: Jonafun, Hyde, Timberlake
Background: Half a cup of Italian, the other half is 3 parts English, 2 parts Spanish and a pinch of Scottish
Art & Design: Drawing, Painting, Creating unique ideas and concepts, solving problems
MAC/PC: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and more), FormZ, Pinnacle Studio, FL Studio, Sketchup Pro, Quark, iMovie, Keynote, Arena PLM and more
Free time: Movies, reading, video games, darts, pool, puzzle games and photography
Fitness: Dancing & mild exercise (in the form of playing video games)
Learning: Harmonica and sign language
Learning TO DO list: Drums and understanding my girlfriend
Relaxation: Drawing, watching Western and Horror movies, walking my dog, bubblebaths
Bands/Artists: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica
Movies: Once upon a time in the West, Dawn of the Dead (1978), Labyrinth, Beetlejuice, Ed Scissorhands, Big Lebowski, Shawshank Redemption
Shows: Boardwalk Empire, Dragon's Den, Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Leave it to Beaver
Directors: Sergio Leone, Tim Burton, Jim Henson, Quentin Tarantino
Snacks: Bananas, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli and Nutella on a spoon of course ;)