Jonathon Kimbrell is a Texas-based graphic designer, artist, and expert in utilizing the Creative Process as a design solution tool within a wide array of applications. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McMurry University in Studio Art (2004) and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in Visual Communication (2021). Kimbrell currently serves as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce teaching graphic design.
Since childhood, Kimbrell has been immensely influenced by 20th Century artists, music, film, advertising, poster design, vintage automobiles, comic books, packaging design, and printmaking. In various form and fashion, these elements find their way into Kimbrell's extensive body of personal and commercial work. His fine art work graces corporate and private art collections in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Commercial clients include Sun Records, ORG Music, Good Records Recordings, Classic Waxxx Records, Alice Cooper, The Polyphonic Spree, LiveNation, and Fossil, to name a few. He is also a two-time Alex Steinweiss Award winner for "Best 45rpm Packaging" and "Best Record Store Day Album Packaging" for Good Records Recordings' "Alice Cooper: Live from the Astroturf."
In his spare time, Kimbrell enjoys letterpress printing on his 1920s Chandler & Price platen press, tiki culture, and continuing his post-grad thesis research in archiving and preserving historically important Texas Country and Blues Music on phonograph records.
Photo: Danny Bollinger