Jonathan Boarini

Designer, Educator


Jonathan Boarini provides an innovative and unique perspective for clients, based on strong experience in graphic, web & industrial design. A passionate educator, he enjoys the process of teaching the art and applications of good design and its importance to his students, to which he had dedicated his practice and career.

As a designer originally trained in prouduct design, he has come to learn and understand the principles of design as they apply to the world of products for mass consumption, but along his career path, the study and application of graphic design has grown immensely in appeal to him. Thanks to his post-graduate work experience, he came to appreciate and love the world of advertising, copy writing and publishing. He learned that graphic design is persuasion, a way to enhance and amplify communication in a way that would not be possible otherwise.

As a creative professional, he aspires to be his own version of the great industrial and graphic designer Raymond Loewy: a capable creator in any medium.

Teaching Experience

Professor of Web & Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts College Feb 2011 - Present

In charge of teaching courses in various areas of web design, typography & graphic design in both undergraduate and graduate disciplines, including, but not limited to, basic through advanced web design and development, user interface design, mobile development & SEO/SEM. Class instruction of students in all design-related software. Responsible for development and implementation of design curricula in accordance with school guidelines, student needs and industry trends. Instruction of students in both on-site and online environments. Advising of students in order to meet academic and career goals.

Adjunct Instructor, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online April 2012 - Present

Instruction of students in various areas of graphic & web design in an online setting in accordance with school guidelines. Supervision of student learning & development.

Adjunct Instructor, Herzing University Online December 2012 - Present

Course authoring and development aimed at meeting curriculum and instructional goals. Courses taught online in a variety of graphic and web design subjects.


Expert in the following fields:

Web Design Graphic Design
HTML5 Raster Imaging
CSS3 Vector Imaging
Javascript Typography
jQuery Business of Design
PHP/MySQL Design Principles
UI, UX Design Desktop Publishing
SEO/SEM Photography


Master of Arts in Graphic Design, Miami International University of Art & Design September 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, Universidad Rafael Landívar August 2006


Accomplished and knowledgeable design practitioner and teacher experienced in web, product and graphic design as a means in satisfaction of client needs and student instructing. Mastery and passion in the teaching of graphic/web design and related subjects in both on site and online environments, coupled with vast experience in the industry. Creative problem solving skills, excellent personal relations.


Experience in graphic/web design and all industry applications for print production, editorial page layout and web site creation and implementation. Knowledge of all design-related software for print & web design, content management systems (cms) in both mac and pc platforms. English-Spanish bilingual.

Industry Experience

Art Director/Consultant, Cotton Images Inc. Sep 2010 - Dec 2011

Ideation, development and creation of apparel designs for nationwide clients in the non-profit and cruise line industry. Working with clients to achieve desired marketing goals. Oversight of production process and quality control.

Sr. Graphic Designer, Carnival Cruise Lines Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

Conception, creation and execution of e-mail and web marketing campaigns, development and design of print collateral and advertising material, catalog layouts, onboard promotional and informational material, creation of in-house presentations and promotions.

Sr. Graphic Designer, Better Publications LLC Nov 2006 - Aug 2008 

Responsible for editorial and page layout, including the classifieds, as well as various sections of one of Virginia’s most circulated Alternative Weekly magazines.  In charge of print advertising design, conceptualization, and optimization for print.  Recipient of several Virginia Press Awards for excellence in advertising and editorial design.

Graphic Designer, Lapdog Productions Aug 2006 - Mar 2008

Development of design concepts aimed at marketing and advertising, including logo, brochure design and copy writing.  Photography of products for promotional purposes, social event photography. 

Photographer, Sanderson Images Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Fine art wedding photography, emphasizing a candid approach.