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Jonathan Jarvis

MFA 09 Media Design Practices

Graduate Media Design alumnus Jonathan Jarvis GMD ’09 received ArtCenter’s prestigious Young Alumni Innovator Award for his innovative professional and creative work.

While at ArtCenter, Jarvis made a splash with The Crisis of Credit Visualized, a video he created which entertainingly explained the nuts and bolts behind the economic crisis of 2008 using easy-to-understand language and engaging imagery. The video became an Internet sensation and has been viewed millions of times since Jarvis first placed it online.

Just one week after graduating, Jarvis was hired by Google’s Creative Lab unit as one of the original Google Five. Currently a designer for the company, he has worked on several high profile projects for the search giant, including Androidify, the YouTube Symphony and a Google-powered love story that ran during the Super Bowl.

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