Jonathan (Jono) Brandel is an award winning graphic designer and computer programmer. He comes from mixed heritage, an American of Filipino and Polish descent. As such, Jono pairs distinct subjects to frame the creative process. These combinations range from latin and emojis through typography and animation to lithography and pixel sorting. While pairings vary, there is a consistent and accessible tenor to the digital and physical objects he produces. This attention to detail allows people to access complex subject matters including positivism, the collision of black holes, and music composition. Jono’s work offers considered respite from the fatigue of the attention economy.
With a Bachelor’s in Design | Media Arts, a Minor in Latin from UCLA, and an MFA in New Media from Paris College of Art, Jono’s work has been shown at international festivals including TED, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His commitment to Visual Music has sparked collaborations with musicians including applications with Lullatone, a live performance with Nosaj Thing, and interactive music videos for the likes of Arcade Fire, the Chemical Brothers, and Matthew Dear.