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Jonathan Silberman

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Hosts Nicole Byer and Eugene Lee Yang in front of the TrevorLIVE stage backdrop
Event Design

Gala Event Design & Branding

Client: The Trevor Project

Working with The Trevor Project and the event production company, Stamp Event Management, I had the opportunity to reimagine the branding and event design of Trevor's biannual fundraising gala. As part of this reimagining, total dollars raised from the event more than doubled.

ARS Logo, embossed
Organizational Identity

Identity Development

Client: withheld

An unused identity developed for a nonprofit association in the higher education field. The logo represents the perspective shift research can bring.

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. START is an environmental change research nonprofit in Washington, DC.

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 branded templates for a USAID-funded, five-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

Digital photography of the source material and photo manipulation to remove mold & water damage and restore the original coloring.

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. Also, I created a 30-second promotional video in After Effects.

full_cover video process_1 process_2 process_3 process_4
START Biennial Report
Print Biannual 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

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 <3 Books Book Reading Ebook Books Are Awesome
LearnServe International Annual Report
Nonprofit Branding

Branding, Website, and Annual Report

Client: LearnServe International

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 inception of an idea.

LearnServe International Logo LearnServe International Annual Report

Jonathan Silberman

Skills

Interpersonal
  • Consensus Building
  • Empathy
  • Mentorship
  • Systems Thinking
Full Stack
  • PHP
  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • RESTful APIs
  • MySQL
Software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • After Effects
CMS
  • WordPress
  • Convio
  • Drupal
  • CodeIgniter
CRM
  • MailChimp
  • Constant Contact
  • Luminate
  • SalesForce

Education

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

Employment

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

I manage the digital properties and am responsible for all of the graphic design projects for the organization. I facilitate the work of partner organizations, volunteers, and third-party vendors to ensure brand consistency and manage the email workflow for all of our external communications. As a member of the marketing team, I coordinate with the staff across the organization — and the nation — 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’s graphic designer. Later, 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, web design & development, and running an in-house print shop. Additionally, I managed and mentored design assistants and chaired the cross-departmental marketing team.

Fearless Future, Washington, DC
2005–Present Co-Owner/Art Director

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 relocated to Arizona. We both have full-time jobs, but see our partnership as a way to make meaningful change.

Awards

2019

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2018

—Silver Award, Landing Page for Marketing, W3 Awards

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2017

—Silver Award, Non-profit Website, W3 Awards

—American Web Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2016

—American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2015

—Gold Award, Annual Report category, Davey Awards

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2014

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

2013

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

—Website Merit Award, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington

2012

—Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Recipient

2011

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

—In HOWse Design Awards, HOW Magazine

2010

—Award of Excellence, Communicator Awards

—American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA

2008

—Creativity + Commerce Business Graphics Award, Print Magazine