Jonathan Blackwell

Managing Director

Design & Creative

Education (University of New South Wales)(Duke University)(Studio Art Centers International)(New York University)
Employer Elance.com
Location Sydney Australia
Website

Q: What do you get when you cross an Art Major from Duke University with an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management?

A: Jonathan Blackwell, MBA of Lineaist.com and Linebrand.com.au

In 2013 the artist and designer alter ego of Jonathan Blackwell, Lineaist, was rebranded as a Design Strategy business, Linebrand, making the identity easier to say, spell, and search for online.

Selected clients:

Elance.com
Accenture
BHP Billiton
Commonwealth Bank
Qantas
Unilever

more...

Skills

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Administration
  • Business Development
  • Corporate
  • Customer Support
  • Drawing
  • Dreamweaver
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Flash
  • HR
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Line
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Portfolio

Employers

  • Elance.com
    Business Development Mobilizer
    2012 - Present

    Reporting to managers in Norway, the Ukraine and United States, organise Sydney events and give presentations on the use of Elance as an online work management resource.

  • Linebrand
    Executive Design Manager
    2012 - Present

    Recently rebranded from Lineaist, Linebrand focuses on two aspects of design thinking:

    1. Workshops that develop concepts based on thought leadership within a business
    2. Design collateral that communicates complex and competitive concepts in pictures

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
    Knowledge Worker at The Difference
    2013 - 2013

    Serve on a team facilitating Design Forums; creative workshops where businesses are brought into a rigid process to drive solutions to business problems through creative thinking.

  • Ensemble Consulting Group
    Design Manager
    2010 - 2012

    Developed a number of visual communications strategies in a co-creation process with project managers and engineers. One solution, called a Terrain Map, displayed a global pool of resources showing constraints in a wall-sized GANTT chart.
    Co-facilitation of workshops in Singapore, South Africa and New South Wales to increase uptake of information in a global team by 50% through added visual communications.
    Management of a contractor with $16K to build an animated interactive sales tool to accelerate sales presentations by 200% through virtual delivery.

  • Modulex
    Sales Designer
    2007 - 2008

    Modulex, a LEGO company, leads the production of modular signage systems, and introduced one of the first fully integrated digital signage systems in the world, Ariadne.

Education

  • University of New South Wales
    AGSM MBA
    2009 - 2010
  • Duke University
    Visual Studies
    1997 - 2001
  • Studio Art Centers International
    Duke Study Abroad
    1999 - 1999
  • New York University
    Duke in New York
    1998 - 1998

Awards and Achievements

  • Interwoven 2013

    Chosen to join curated textile design exhibition by the Design Institute of Australia


    2013
  • Sydney Design 2013

    Accepted into curated Sydney Design exhibition with LAMP ethical fashion display


    2013
  • Sydney Morning Herald

    Press article by Claire Dunn for ethical fashion retail pop-up,


    2013
  • Central Magazine

    Article featuring Angela Nash of Ampersander and Jonathan Blackwell of Lineaist in an ethical fashion collaboration for Sydney Fashion Week


    2013

📖 Past Clients

  • Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards
    Visualisation
    2011

    Visualisation of various roles in the business and the flow of work between them, illustrating where bottlenecks occur and how to facilitate them by rearranging the work management.

  • Commonwealth Bank Women in Focus
    Visualisation
    2010

    Visualisation of the CommBank business model with all areas of banking combined with the information technology backend and where their customers have touch points with the business.

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