Jonathan Katav

JONATHAN-KATAV

THE COOPER UNION

Jonathan is an image maker and motion designer. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, he is currently a senior studying graphic design. Jonathan believes in the power of non-stop creation: over the past year he challenged himself to create a poster everyday, and through this exercise he has learned to understand his intuitions and become more aware of his creative process. Most recently, he worked on an animated video for Rolling Stone, as well as several album covers and posters for underground night clubs. He feels that image-making is especially powerful in our current culture of constant visual stimulation, and would love to someday open his own design studio.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and now live in Brooklyn NY

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Lefty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Nights for sure

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Anakin Skywalker

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Funny Games (1997)

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Red Oaks

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Somewhere between alternative rock and hardcore punk

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
This is where I’m confessing my Instagram addiction?

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Nick van Woert

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Design as Art by Bruno Munari

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
The Snir Association, an organization for disadvantaged children

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Searching for new projects

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Probably an astronaut or fine artist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Always look for your next Everest – My Mom
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