Jonathan Rosen is a visual artist who works with mixed-media collage and interactive digital technologies. Rosen received a B.A. from University of Florida and a M.S. from VCU Brandcenter for advertising – launching the next 10 years of his career as an award-winning advertising creative and commercial film director, while founding his new-breed hybrid agency/production company: Lucky Branded Entertainment. Needing a creative outlet, Rosen began making art and discovered his future calling. Since making art his full-time pursuit, he’s had exhibitions in NYC, Sydney, Taipei, Paris, Hong Kong and soon Shanghai for his first museum show. In addition to those cities, his work lives in collections in London, Mumbai and Toronto – including pieces in the permanent collections of The LiveStrong Foundation in Austin, Bloomingdales in NYC and Colette in Paris. Rosen is also the founder and CEO of Artsparkr, an art-tech startup that helps artists of all disciplines find sought after creative opportunities.  After living overseas in London, Amsterdam and Sydney for most of his adult-life, Rosen pursues his passions in NYC, the city he was born.


WORK EXPERIENCE

2014 – Present
ARTSPARKR, New York, NY
Founder, CEO
Art-technology start-up

2008 – 2013
LUCKY BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT, Brooklyn, NY
Founder, Film Director, Creative Director
Clients: Google, Speedo, Diesel, Nike, Phillips, Starbucks

2004 – 2008
SAATCHI & SAATCHI (amongst others), Sydney, Australia
Freelance writer & art director
Clients: Toyota, Boags Beer, Australian Paralympics

2001 – 2003
WIEDEN & KENNEDY, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Director/Writer
Clients: Coke, Nike, Vodafone, Gore-tex

2000 – 2001
FALLON, NY, NY
Art Director
Clients: Time Magazine, Mike’s Hard Lemonade

1999 – 2000
LEAGAS DELANEY, London, UK
Art Director
Clients: Adidas, Barclays Bank, Nintendo


EDUCATION 

2007  –  NYU Film Director’s Intensive program
1999  –  VCU Brandcenter – MS for Advertising
1997  –  University of Florida – BA in Advertising