Visual IDs
+ Design

I’m Jonathan, a creator of visual identities who blends utopian spirit with high performance. I design graphics (digital and print), animations and handcrafted websites.

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RIDDIM Magazine

RIDDIM Magazine

VISIT RIDDIM.DE

2016 – CURRENT
ART DIRECTION, PRINT DESIGN

Riddim is the worldwide leading publication on Caribbean music and diaspora culture.

As the lead editorial designer, I have designed every printed issue since 2016, keeping the magazine progressive and contemporary. I as well take care of Riddim’s digital marketing communication – ranging from ads on social media to the coordination of live-streamed events. Occasionally instructing interns.

Vizion LP series by Cali P x TEKA
So Vital Artworks Ghetto Vanessa

LowLow Records

2018 – CURRENT
BRANDING, ARTWORKS, MERCH, ANIMATIONS

An independent record label from Berlin – which is famous for releasing renowned Hip-Hop and Caribbean style music.

I developed the brand’s visual identity, incorporating the interplay between tradition and modernity, consciously avoiding stereotypes. Additionally, I am responsible for the majority of cross-channel marketing initiatives: digital and print.

I've also created for

TITIA Movie
BRANDING, ANIMATION
bpb & Umweltministerium
PRINT & DIGITAL DESIGN (VIA REDAKTION KAUER)
BADDEST Playlist
BRANDING, DIGITAL DESIGN
Carnival der Kulturen Bielefeld
BRANDING, DIGITAL DESIGN
FUNCLUB Event
BRANDING, DIGITAL & MOTION DESIGN
CLUB FORUM Pitch
BRANDING, PRINT & DIGITAL DESIGN
BILD.de Teaser
SUMMER 2015 – DIGITAL DESIGN
Jonathan Gehlen Portfolio

+++ NERD-ALERT +++

 I WORK PROFESSIONALLY IN PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR AND AFTER EFFECTS, LOVE TO USE FIGMA AND USUALLY HANDCODE WEBSITES WITH HTML 5, CSS 3 & BASIC JAVASCRIPT; PREFERRING CRAFT CMS OVER WORDPRESS ETC.