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Sep 26, 2022

Jonathan Rice is a poster artist, illustrator and designer. Jonathan has years of experience working for some of the country’s largest agencies and brands like Y&R, Tracy Locke, Pepsi, and P&G. But Jonathan’s heart was always drawn to making great, visually interesting Illustrations, art and design that everyone can appreciate and love.

On this episode we talk about Jonathan’s career of many hats, how he’s gotten back to illustration, and his advice to other who think it’s too late to pursue what they love.

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Jonathan is a creative visualist and brand consultant who believes in delivering the BIG IDEA no matter what medium it takes to do so. And he’s done that everywhere he’s worked. Jonathan’s creative skills have been honed over twenty-five years working for some of the country’s largest advertising agencies—like DDB Dallas/Tracy Locke, The Lord Group/Y&R, Temerlin McClain (TM Advertising) and Eisenberg & Associates. Jonathan has been fortunate to work with influential and sought-after brands including: Pepsi, GTE, Verizon, Texas Instruments, Procter and Gamble, RadioShack and SmithKline.
Jonathan ventured into the world of public affairs and political advertising during his stint as Creative Director at The Eppstein Group, one of the most successful public affairs advertising firms in Texas. His creative work helped contribute to the firm's winning percentage (better than 90%) in local, regional and statewide elections during his tenure.
A master of his craft, Jonathan has proven his skills in advertising, branding and identity development, direct marketing, strategy, conceptual thinking, broadcast, print, and digital creative. In his industry, he's known for creating client partnerships built on trust, respect and results.
Since graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, Jonathan’s stellar work has been highlighted in industry publications such as Communication Arts, Archive, Print, and Graphic Design USA, winning numerous local and national awards in broadcast, print, newspaper and outdoor. Many of his logos and corporate identities have been featured in the celebrated Logo Lounge book series.
Jonathan and his wife Sandra, a copywriter and aspiring novelist, have two beautiful grown daughters and one brand new baby granddaughter. He is also a self-confessed “Disney nerd” who revels in taking friends and family on yearly expeditions to Walt Disney World.