Founder and Principal
Strategic thinker. Creative designer. Successful business owner. Trusted advisor to senior for-profit and non-profit decision makers. Jonathan Cleveland is all of these. Since founding Cleveland Design in 1992, he has forged strong business relationships with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100 market leaders to innovative startups and non-profit organizations.
His strategic approach to communications has earned Jonathan the respect of clients like Thomson Reuters, Honeywell, and global financial companies, who count him as a valued advisor for key marketing and branding initiatives. For industry leaders like Sensitech, a division of Carrier Corp., Jonathan has led the effort to create fresh global brands that play a major role in achieving corporate marketing objectives.
Complementing his achievements in the for-profit world is Jonathan’s commitment to making an impact for non-profit clients. For example, his design work for the Divinity School at Harvard University earned Jonathan a CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Award.
An established thought leader in the field of design and marketing for nonprofits, Jonathan co-authored Designing for the Greater Good: The Best of Cause Marketing and Nonprofit Design (Harper Collins, 2010). He shares his insights with other designers as a featured speaker and panelist for industry seminars and webinars for HOW, and was a featured speaker at the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference.
Jonathan’s work has been published in design books and publications, and recognized through international design awards. He was awarded the 2011 AMA Distinguished Marketing Executive of the Year from the University of Central Missouri. He earned his Bachelors in Marketing from the University of Central Missouri.
Jonathan is also active in the Boston community, as a mentor for Youth Design, a summer internship program for public high school students interested in design, and as mentor for TechBoston, a school-based program that inspires students to become technology leaders.