Jonathon studied illustration and sculpture at Queensland College of Art, and since leaving he has trained with Kid Praha in the Czech Republic focussing on puppetry.
As a theatre designer Jonathon has designed set and costumes for Queensland Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Circa, Kooemba Jdarra, Zen Zen Zo, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, Bell Shakespeare, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Real TV Project, The Escapists, The Border Project and LaBoite Theatre.
Venues and festivals include Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Theatre Company, The Malthouse and Queensland Art Gallery. As an illustrator he illustrated the picture book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian, the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee and was the Festival Designer for the 2010 Out of the Box Festival. For Windmill Theatre, Jonathon has designed Boom Bah!, Grug, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, Escape From Peligro Island, School Dance, Girl Asleep, Big Bad Wolf, Grug And The Rainbow and Pinocchio.
Girl Asleep is Jonathon’s first production design for film.