JONATHAN IRVING
ST. LOUIS BASED & REMOTE CAPABLE

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MY STORY

Hey, my name is Jonathan. Currently, I am an award-winning graphic designer living in St. Louis, MO. Ever since I can remember, I have had an expansive imagination for art and design. Good design for me is eliminating all distractions and bringing attention to the most important subject.

 

I began my professional design career working for a local in-house newspaper in 2017 (The St. Louis American). I transitioned in late 2019 to a marketing/ad agency (Shaker Recruitment Marketing) based in Chicago, IL. In addition, I have also worked as a freelance design professional for myself since mid-2020. In the last four to five years, I have accumulated many projects. My design philosophy leans towards a minimal design aesthetic. 

I strongly believe design can be used as an instrument to bring clarity to those navigating through a seemingly chaotic world. As a young creative, I seek to build spaces and platforms for myself and other creatives to further push our culture further as minorities. I believe in the power of working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

EDUCATION

2016 / BFA Graphic Design / Cum Laude / University of Central Missouri

RECOGNITION

2018 / 1st Place Best Ad Designer / Missouri Advertising Managers' Association

2019 / 1st Place Best Ad Designer / Missouri Advertising Managers' Association

2019 / 1st Place Best Single House Ad / Missouri Advertising Managers' Association

2019 / 1st Place Best Full Page Ad / Missouri Advertising Managers' Association

2021 / Side Hustle Honors Award

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