BILL JONAS
GRAPHIC AND DESIGN ARTIST

1976: First painting: album cover composition; acrylic on wood panel
1977: Sold oil paintings of landscapes and reproductions of Old Masters
1978: First job as artist: worked on world’s longest mural (over 1 mile long); supervised and instructed inner-city youth in Chicago to paint murals (CETA program)
1979: Began working at Wing Sign Co. (Chicago) hand lettering signs and painting custom graphics and murals on motorcycles and vans
1980: Began attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (painting, drawing, art history, literature)
1982: Moved to Florida; Owner: Palm Beach Signs and Graphics Co.; provided complete sign service for 5 of the top 10 real estate developers in Florida
1989: Moved to Chicago; Owner: Metro Art, full service graphics; signs, murals and graphic art for businesses; wrote more than 50 magazine articles detailing step-by-step procedures for producing hand painted and airbrushed art; 5-time winner of the annual Airbrush Excellence Competition
1991: Moved to New Jersey to accept position as editor at Airbrush Action Magazine
1994: Hired by publisher to produce own art magazine: Airbrush Magazine
1998: Hired by Kennel Club Books to produce world’s largest series of dog books (more than 200 individual breeds); provided complete design service, set up and supervised production office including visiting and coordinating with Asian printers; completed more than 500 titles
2009-present: Purchased farm in Indiana; freelancing at home studio

Experience: Canvas painting, wall murals, custom automotive airbrushing, hand lettering and sign design, pictorials, glass etching, gold leaf lettering, silk screening, commercial illustration, logo design, business graphics, photography, writing (magazine articles, advertising copywriting, fiction), page layout (books, magazines), digital art (Illustrator, Photoshop), image scanning and color correction; photo retouching, compositing and manipulation; stage sets and props, design and fabrication; stage backdrops (hand painted, digitally printed)


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