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Jonathon Kimbrell is a graphic designer and fine artist from Dallas, TX. An expert in utilizing the Creative Process as a design solution tool within an 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 and is inspired by 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.
Kimbrell has had the distinct pleasure of working within the fine art and commercial design industries simultaneously for many years. 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, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, The Polyphonic Spree, LiveNation, and Fossil. He is also a two-time Alex Steinweiss Award winner for Best 45rpm and 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.