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As a design director, Johnathon has decades of experience and involvement in the applied arts, encouraging growth and change in creative industries. Johnathon has directly influenced designers navigating the unique challenges of today’s design environment by developing, implementing and sharing his experience within curriculum design, advisory committees, and programming for design agencies and educational institutions.
Prior to joining HCMA, Johnathon founded Epix Studios, a brand strategy and communications agency before rebranding to The Notice Group in 2015. Johnathon joined HCMA in 2016 as the Director of Creative Services and oversees the HCMA +Design team. In his role, he both challenges and contributes to the contemporary fabric of design today and tomorrow.
In addition to studying communication design and direction, Johnathon studied and practiced commercial photography, drawing and painting in the fine arts, and trained as a printing press operator.
He is the current President of the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada), President-Elect of ico-D (International Council of Design), GDC National Ethics Chair, and past president of CAPIC Vancouver (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators). He is also a founding committee member of CreativeMornings Vancouver and Interesting Vancouver.