Jonathon is a multi award winning Australian Film and Theatre Designer. He studied Illustration and Sculpture at the Queensland College of Art.
He has designed sets, costumes and spaces for Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Arena Theatre Company, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Barking Gecko, Bell Shakespeare, Red Moon Theatre Co, The Border Project, The Last Great Hunt, State Theatre of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, The Escapists, Sandpit, Sydney Opera House, Asia TOPA, Adelaide Festival, The Brisbane Festival, The Malthouse, Performance Space, Queensland Art Gallery, Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir Street and Windmill Theatre Co, where he is currently Resident Designer.
Jonathon has illustrated the picture book 'The Empty City' for Hachette Livre & Lothian Books.
He received 2005 Matilda awards; Best Designer for 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Contribution to Queensland Theatre', 2009 Matilda award; Best Designer for ‘Attack of the Attacking Attackers’. He was awarded the 'Lord Mayors Fellowship Grant' to attend the 'Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and Theatre Architecture'. Greenroom award nomination for ‘Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd’ for Best Design, 2011 Ruby award for ‘School Dance’. Jonathon was nominated for 2013 and 2014 Helpmann awards, Best Scenic Design for ‘School Dance’ and ‘Pinocchio’ along with a Greenroom nomination for ‘Skeleton’ and ‘I Heart John McEnroe’.
In 2016 Jonathon received APDG awards for both Best Production Design and Best Costume Design for the film ‘Girl Asleep’, and received an ACCTA award nomination for Best Production Design for 'Girl Asleep' and received the ACCTA for Best Costume. In 2017 he was awarded a PAWA award for Best Costume Design on 'The Irresistible' and a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume on 'Mr Burns'.
Jonathon was awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2016.