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 global design awards. He served as a juror for the 2022 International Design Awards, and is a past recipient of the AMA Distinguished Marketing Executive of the Year from the University of Central Missouri, where he earned his Bachelors in Marketing.
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