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Bachelors of Science Art Institute of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Jan 01 - Sept 02 Associate Degree in Specialized Technology Art Institute of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA July 98 - Sept 00


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Art Direction

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Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh

Managed cover photoshoot with Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman. – Sept 2013

Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with many clients. Here are task lists I mangaged/designed for my largest clients:

Client from 2008 – present Created suite of marketing materials for the Delta Foundation. Art directed all materials for Pittsburgh Pride festival helping it grow from 6,000 to 100,000 attendees in 6 years. Managed/designed all creative for every issue of Equal Magazine & Pride Mag over 6 years.

Tree Pittsburgh

Client from 2005 – present Collaborated with client on a new, dynamic logo designed to be a stand-alone mark. Design went viral with many people in the city wearing the Organization’s logo t-shirt, but with no affiliation to the organization. Created branding guide & materials, organization doubled in employees.

Markowitz Communications

Client from 2006 – 2013 Multiple projects, photoshoots, campaigns, clients over several years. Largest client project was branding for Washington County, PA - art directed all official tourism materials for their CCVB. Tourism and PR increased exponentially.

Managed cover photoshoot with Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto. – Nov 2013

Pittsburgh Pride logo design went viral, local jeweler made the logo mark into jewelry, & interviewed by Pittsburgh’s largest newspaper about the design. – June 2014

Managed cover photoshoot with reality TV star from Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Alaska. – Feb 2013 Branding workshop conference presenter in Pittsburgh, PA. – Mar 2011 Branding workshop conference presenter in Riverhead, NY. – Feb 2010

Victory Media

Art Director 2001 – 2004 One of four that launched a military-targeted publishing company, designing all marketing collateral & magazines for first four years of the company’s infancy.

Client task lists included: • annual reports • billboards • booklets • book covers • brand creation • buttons • brochures • business cards • campaigns

• CD packaging • copy writing • conf workshops • credentials • decals • diagrams • drink cups • event signage • facebook graphics

• flyers • invitations • illustrations • infographics • lapel pins • lanyards • logos • magazines • magnets

• maps • mastheads • model searches • napkins • outdoor signage • photoshoots • postcards • posters • presentations

• programs • print ads • RFPs • shirts • slideshows • stage backdrops • stickers • static web ads • style guides

• stationary • tradeshow displays • vehicle wraps • website layout • window clings • woven bracelets


Jonathan Fobear Portfolio April 23 2015  
Jonathan Fobear Portfolio April 23 2015  

Please enjoy the highlights of my 12 years of design expertise and art direction. If something catches your eye, then let's work together.