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Jonathan Santos

Visiting Instructor


Jon Santos is the principal of Common Space, a NYC based multi-disciplinary design studio. Santos was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics and was a recipient of an AIGA Gold Medal. His work has exhibited widely in group exhibitions at BAM, NY, Walker Art Center, MN and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, NY and has presented his work at the AIGA, Rising Minds and Pecha Kucha in New York City and his work has appeared in the New York Times, VMagazine, Dossier Journal, Paper, Casa Vogue, Bidoun, the Fader, Casa Brutus, Communication Arts, +81 and I.D. Magazine.

Notable projects include work for the first artist run super-pac (For Freedoms), an innovative platform to incubate new performative works that overlap with healing modalities (Ontopo) and the design and production of Werner Herzog’s Whitney Biennial installation titled “Hearsay of the Soul.” He was a former visiting artist at Saint-Lukas Academy in Brussels, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, OXBOW / SAIC in Chicago, California College of Arts in San Francisco, and was a guest lecturer at the American Institute of Graphic Arts in Washington D.C.

B.F.A., California College of the Arts.