Jonathan Blackburn has been a commercial Digital artist for 15+ years concentrating in the areas of Multimedia/Web/Graphic/Print and Brand Design artistry. His design revolves around blending and implementing traditional painting, mixed media and street art mediums that are transformed to create colorful, wild and vivid expressions. Recently beginning to bring new inspiration to light, he has begun to actively compete in national art competitions including gallery placement and regional/national showcasing.
Alternately, you can check out his design community in which he showcases up and coming artists, design reviews, resources and his personal blogs at: Darklineink
Residencies & Placements (Past & Present)
- VC Buzz Local Studio / Ventura, CA
- The Image Source / Ventura, CA
- July 30th-August 11th - 2014 Ventura County Fair - Professional Arts Dept.
- May 2012 RAW Artists - RAW Ventura artists showcase
- June 2012 - "Art Takes Times Square" LIVE event - Massive display on the largest billboard in Times Square.
- August 2012 RAW Artists - RAW Ventura "Visual Artist of the Year Award"
- July 20/21st 2013 Artwalk Ventura - Artist Works Showcase
- October 2013 RAW Artists - RAW Ventura "Visual Artist of the Year"
Publications & Reviews
- September 2012 VC Buzz Magazine / Featured Artist Spotlight
- December 2012 VC Buzz Magazine / Featured Artists Spotlight for "RAW Ventura "Visual Artist of the Year"
- September 2012 VC Reporter / "Art Throb" Artist column / "Heeeere's Jonny!"
- November 2012 VC Reporter / RAW Artist column - artist quote and interview
- November 2012 VC Buzz / RAWards Indy Art Awards roster of Semi-Final artist nominee placement
- December 2012 "Fun-In-Ventura" / Write-up and Artist Spotlight and review
- December 2013 - Artwork published in "Art Takes Times Square" Coffee Table Book. (Page 116)
- March 2014 - Published Blog Artist Feature Article from Jackalope Arts
Recognitions & Awards
- Merit Award, 2009 Ventura County Fair's Professional Arts Dept Design Competition (Digital Arts Division)
- 2nd place Winner, 2011 Ventura County Fair's Professional Arts Dept Design Competition (Digital Arts Division)
- 5th place Winner, 2012 Ventura County Fair's Professional Arts Dept Design Competition (Mixed Media Devision)
- Chicago Fringe Festival Logo/Poster Design Contest / 1 of 3 runners up.
- Art Takes Times Square 2012 live art showcase hosted by Questlove and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
- Published with the top 1000 artists out of tens of thousand of entrants in the 2012 "Art Takes Times Square" Book.
- November 2012 / RAW Artists - Ventura's "Visual Artist of the Year" Award.
- December 2013 / RAW Artists - Ventura's "Visual Artist of the Year" Award.