Jonathan Bouw was born and raised in south-east asia. He completed college and art school in the US and received his graduate degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York. Early on he discovered acrylics as the preferred medium for his illustration work. Ever since, he has been producing editorial and narrative artwork along side a career as a designer and university art professor. Jonathan is a Fulbright Scholar and has received some of the following awards: The Paula Rhodes Award, The Society of Illustrators - Stefan Dohanos - Best of Show Award, and The Gelett Burgess Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature.

Jonathan has been creating images since childhood. In addition to painting, he works extensively with Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator and InDesign. Jonathan's clients consistently remark on the many visual options he provides. He believes that the business of illustration is a two-way street and the working relationship between client and artist should be mutually beneficial. You will find him approachable, easy to work with, and utterly dependable. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York and has worked for clients such as Book of the Month Club, Oxford Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, Improbable Philanthropy and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Please email him if you are interested in a complete client list or a copy of his CV.