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Jonathan Silberman

ARS Logo, embossed
Nonprofit Identity

Identity Development

Client: withheld

An unused identity developed for a nonprofit association.

Embossed logo Logo Variations Letterhead & Business Cards
AU Library Annual Report 2014–15
Print & Online Report

Print & Online Annual Report

Client: American University Library

Coding, design, photography, and print buying for a web-based annual report and printed companion piece with a sampling of the content to drive traffic online. The annual report features campaign buttons.

Table of Contents Welcome Letter Mission & Vision Bowles Award Profile: Bill Gentile Textbooks on Reserve Social Justice Focus Profile: Joy Adams Library Council Online Report Online Report
Mobile view of the START Bienial Report
Online Biennial Report

Online Biennial Report

Client: International START Secretariat

Design and Development of an online biennial report for START with advanced analytics tracking to see which pieces of content performed best. This will allow them to effectively plan the most pertinent content for the next report.

Mobile view of the START Bienial Report Content section, desktop browser
HP+ Logo with Tagline
Logo Refresh & Branding

Health Policy Plus

Client: Palladium

Logo refinement and brand development for a USAID-funded 5-year project to work on health policy development and implementation around the globe.

HP+ Logo with Tagline Before & After logo refresh Report Cover Policy Brief Cover Homepage Design
Odyssey Burger Logo
Restaurant Logo

Brand Development

Client: Odyssey Burger

Unused branding for a international-themed burger restaurant in Washington, DC. The flags spell out "ODYSSEY" in the Nautical Flag Alphabet.

Odyssey Burger Logo Odyssey Burger Window Sign Odyssey Burger Paper Cup Odyssey Burger Napkins
Front Cover
Magazine Layout

Magazine Layout

Client: Center for Popular Democracy

Redesign and layout for an 8-page, saddle stitched magazine. Designed as a template, all of the elements were created with object, paragraph, and character styles in order to be easily executed in a consistent manner across issues.

Front CoverInterior spread Interior spread
Parasols Woodblock
Digital Restoration

Woodblock Print digital restoration

Client: American University Library

Mold and water damage removal along with color restoration.

Detail, before restoration Detail, after restoration Parasols Woodblock
Letting Go of Legacy Services Cover
Book Cover
Letting Go of Legacy Services Cover

Letting Go of Legacy Services Book Cover

Client: American Library Association Editions

Book cover photography and design for a series of case studies for planned abandonment strategies in libraries.

full_cover video process_1 process_2 process_3 process_4
START Biennial Report
START Biennial Report

Biennial Report

Client: International START Secretariat

Design, photo sourcing, and print buying of biennial Report for International START Secretariat. START is an environmental change research nonprofit in Washington, DC.

START Biennial Report
Biographers International Conference Program
Conference Program

Conference Program

Client: Biographers International

Design and cover photography for a 20 page, saddle-stitched program for Biographers International’s annual conference held in Washington, DC.

Biographers International Conference Program
AU Library Annual Report 2013–14
Annual Report

Annual Report 2013–2014

Client: American University Library

Design, photography, and print buying for a 56 page perfect bound report. The annual report features exploration-themed images from the library’s special collections.

AU Library Annual Report 2013–14
Screen Printed T-shirts

Screen Printed T-shirts

Client: American University Library

Illustrations and print buying of promotional t-shirts designed with library-themed illustrations.

Screen Printed T-shirts I < Books Book Reading Ebook Books Are Awesome
LearnServe International Annual Report

Branding, Website, and Annual Report

Client: LearnServe International

Branded components for LearnServe International is a social entrepreneurship and service learning organization for high school students in the Washington, DC area. The logo visualizes the energy present at the creation and the potential of an idea.

LearnServe International Logo LearnServe International Annual Report

Jonathan Silberman


Education Background Image
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
2012 American University, Washington, DC.


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The Trevor Project, Washington, DC
2017–Present Senior Marketing Designer

I am responsible for all of the graphic design projects for the organization and manage all the web properties. I work with partner organizations and volunteers to ensure brand consistency on our co-sponsored events and manage the email workflow for all of our external communications. I work with the members across the organization to develop graphics suited for each audience and platform.

American University Library, Washington, DC
2003–2017 Design & Marketing Coordinator

After working as support staff for two years at AU, I successfully lobbied to create a position for myself as the library graphic designer. In 2007, I was able to create a case for adding the responsibility of marketing coordination to my purview. I was responsible for creating a cohesive visual identity, providing the library with a prominent presence on campus, and addressing the day-to-day design needs. As the sole designer, I had the ability to take on many additional responsibilities, such as print buying, photography, copy writing, editing, coding, and running a print shop. During the final four years, I also supervised a design assistant.

Fearless Future, Washington, DC
2005–Present Co-Owner

A two-person shop, my business partner and I started Fearless Future to work exclusively with nonprofits and to have a way to continue working together after she moved to Arizona. We both have full time jobs, but see our partnership as our way to make meaningful change.


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Full Stack
  • PHP
  • RESTful APIs
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • After Effects
  • ePub Development
  • WordPress
  • Convio
  • Drupal
  • CommonSpot
  • CodeIgniter
  • MailChimp
  • Constant Contact
  • Luminate
  • SalesForce
  • Highrise


Awards Background Image

—Silver Award, Landing Page for Marketing, W3 Awards

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA


—Silver Award, Non-profit Website, W3 Awards

—American Web Design Award, Graphic Design USA


—American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA


—Gold Award, Annual Report category, Davey Awards

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA


—Silver Award, both Science and Annual Report categories, Davey Awards


—Silver Award, Self-Promotion Mobile Site, W3 Awards

—Website Merit Award, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington


—Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Recipient


—Two of annual report designs featured in the international compendium: Corporate Brochure Designs Tokyo: PIE Books

—In HOWse Design Awards, HOW Magazine