Jonathan Meeks is a graphic designer and photographer with over 25 years experience in developing a wide range of creative and innovative design solutions for a diverse clientele. His work encompasses corporate identity, package design, photography, illustration, point-of-sale and print/collateral design.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Jonathan pursued a career path with roots in both corporate and independent design environments. He garnered experience with Stephen Black Design and Gerald Reis & Company before joining the Creative Services Group of Nestlé USA in San Francisco. In his role as Senior Designer and Project Manager with Trinchero Family Estates in Napa Valley, Jonathan was responsible for designing brand identities, package design, point-of-sale, and collateral materials for several major wine brands.
As an independent designer, Jonathan has collaborated with such innovative design firms as Primo Angeli, Studio Black, Brand Engine and Plumbline Creative on projects for a diverse range of clients including Hewlett-Packard, Ménage à Trois Wines, Kikkoman, Trinchero Family Estates and The San Francisco Symphony. Since 2003, he has helmed Jonathan Meeks Design + Photography, his independent design firm based in Portland, Oregon, where he has developed creative design solutions with a strong emphasis on brand identity, package design, and marketing materials for clients in the Napa Valley wine industry.
Whether working independently or collaborating with major design firms, the mission and driving force behind every JMD+P project is the same: Establish a clear understanding of the marketing strategies and distinctive design objectives and develop creative graphic design solutions and effective communications.
To view a portfolio of JMD+P graphic design work, please click here. To view a sample gallery of Jonathan’s photography, please click here. To view Jonathan’s stock image gallery as a contributing photographer at Shutterstock, please click here.
Jonathan is a graphic designer, photographer, art and music lover——and, when the creative spark ignites him——an occasional painter. When not designing the next project, you might find him wandering the galleries of the Portland Art Museum, practicing yoga, dreaming of Paris, or exploring the live music and culinary offerings of the beautiful Pacific Northwest city he calls home. Jonathan lives in Portland with his wife Terri and trusty sidekick Hugo.