Jonathan Katav is a New York based multidisciplinary designer and art director, born and raised in Tel Aviv. His diverse experience in branding, motion graphics, environmental design and art direction allows him to integrate visual communication and technological innovation into his practice. Jonathan’s clients have included Nike, Apple, Google, Herman Miller and more. His work has earned him multiple design awards, including recognitions from the TDC and the ADC.

Jonathan worked and collaborated with many creative agencies and studios, such as Other Means, Gretel, and 2x4. Previously, Jonathan worked at Pentagram as a Senior Designer under the NY partner Natasha Jen. In 2021 Jonathan joined Something Special Studios as a Design Lead, overseeing the design department and working across a range of client projects that span from lifestyle to music to technology.

Jonathan holds a BFA from The Cooper Union. During his final year, he was selected to be a Fellow at The Herb Lubalin Center for Design and Typography. Based on his background in Typography and Motion, Jonathan returned to The Cooper Union as a teacher in 2019. As part of the Type@Cooper program, he offered a class that revolved around the connection between type and animation.

Selected Clients (Independent/In-Studio):
Adish
Adidas
Apple
Ateller
Beats By Dre
BBC
Coca-Cola
Colbo NYC
David Bryne
Google
Goldstar Beer
Herman Miller
Maccabi Beer
Madhappy
Nike
Port Sa’id NYC
Storefront Art and Achitecture
The Cooper Union
The North Face

Worked for
/Collaborated With:
Open
Gretel
Other Means
2x4
Pentagram
Something Special Studios

Teaching:
Type@Cooper: Movable Type 2019-2021

Awards:
2020 ADC Award
2021 TDC Award
2021 TDC Award
2024 TDC Award

For inquiries:
jonathankatav@gmail.com

Instagram:
@jonathankatav

Linkedin:
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