Jonathon is an award-winning designer for theatre, film and television.
Jonathon is the co-creator, production designer character designer of television series BEEP & MORT for Windmill Pictures and the ABC which will be released in 2022. He designed the film GIRL ASLEEP for which he won an ACCTA Award for Best Costume Design, received an ACCTA nomination for Best Production Design, and won two APDG Awards – for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. The same year, he won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for MR BURNS (Belvoir / State Theatre Company of South Australia); and a PAWA for MR IRRESISTIBLE for The Great Last Hunt.
Jonathon is resident designer at Windmill Theatre Co and designs for companies including: Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, LaBoite, Bell Shakespeare, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Barking Gecko, The Border Project, Dead Puppet Society, The Last Great Hunt, The Escapists and Sandpit. Jonathon was festival designer for the Out of the Box Festival and Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia.
Theatre credits include: HIBERNATION directed by Mitchell Butel (State Theatre Company of South Australia); BLUEY’S BIG PLAY the stage adaptation of BBC and Ludo Studio’s hit television show (AKA Productions); OKLAHOMA directed by Richard Carroll (Black Swan Theatre Company); DANCE NATION directed by Imara Savage (State Theatre Company of South Australia/Belvoir); COSI, ASTROMAN directed by Sarah Goodes (Melbourne Theatre Company); ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST directed by Sarah Giles (Sydney Theatre Company); MR BURNS directed by Imara Savage (Belvoir/STCSA); AFTER DINNER directed by Corey McMahon (STCSA); ATLANTIS directed by Rose Myers (Belvoir); THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (Brink Productions); CREATION CREATION (co-creator, designer and actor), HICCUP, RUMPELSTILTSKIN, GIRL ASLEEP, SCHOOL DANCE, PINOCCHIO, FUGITIVE, BIG BAD WOLF, WIZARD OF OZ and BOOM! BAH! (Windmill Theatre Co); ZIZIANE directed by Meryl Tankard (Restless Dance Theatre); BAMBERT’S BOOK OF LOST STORIES (Barking Gecko); MACHU PICCHU directed by Geordie Brookman (STC/STCSA).
In addition to the ACCTA Award, APDG Awards and Sydney Theatre Award, Jonathon has won three Matilda Awards, a PAWA Award; and received multiple Helpmann Award, Greenroom Award and Ruby Award nominations. Jonathon received a Lord Mayor’s Fellowship Grant to attend the Prague Quadrennial, and a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
Jonathon studied illustration and sculpture at the Queensland College of Art. Other work includes illustrations for the picture book THE EMPTY CITY for Hachette Livre/Lothian; and the EDIE AMELIA series by Sophie Lee. In 2019, Jonathon designed a series of Comedy Specials for Amazon television.