Jonathan Williams is an award winning creative with 28 years experience in graphic design, illustration and art direction – producing lively, colourful children's books, illustrating newspapers and magazines and building iconic brands. His clients include Intel, Virgin, Hollister, Sony, BBC, VICE on HBO, Benetton, Unilever, RBS, Tata, Ecolab, NewsUK, Manchester United, GlaxoSmithKline, AB InBev and Diageo.
Jonathan has worked with a range of educational publishers - including Pearson, OUP, Scholastic and Macmillan – designing layouts, covers, packaging and posters as well as catalogues and point of sale. Throughout 2004-5 he worked with illustrator Per José Karlen for Pearson, creating an identity for Abacus Evolve, a Maths scheme devised for primary schools. The project required about 160 separate elements, each with its own unique design.
In 2013, Jonathan was recruited to implement a new brand identity for ASCO, an international energy support services business based in Aberdeen. In partnership with the Leith Agency (Edinburgh) he produced a 50 page Brand Starter Kit, then helped to roll out the new identity across all touchpoints including tenders, new business presentations, HSEQ reports, signage, livery, interiors, exhibitions, stationery and magazines.
Jonathan has illustrated book covers, biographies, short stories and columns from Fay Weldon, Bamber Gascoigne, Irvine Welsh, Alexander McCall Smith, Hugo Rifkind, Colson Whitehead, Alison Steadman, Muriel Gray, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Crawford, Neil McCormick, Sarah Perry, Maile Meloy and Daniel Kehlmann. He draws using a touch sensitive display - the Wacom Cintiq - then colours and finishes his illustration in Adobe Photoshop. Sometimes he uses Adobe Illustrator to create vector sequences for animation. Whatever the medium, his aim is to grab your attention and spark your imagination!
Jonathan is a member of the Association of Illustrators.