Jonny is a graphic recorder, media maker, and design educator. Jonny has been helping clients capture the ideas bouncing around their heads with large scale hand-drawn visual notes since 2007 for companies and orgnizations such as American Express, Citibank, Ford, Touchlab, Datakind, New York Presbyterian Hospital System, The United Nations, Comcast, Yahoo, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Fjord, and Ben & Jerry’s. He loves to partner with organizations which embrace innovation, and with consultants who help organizations innovate.
Jonny is passionate about helping people develop and communicate their ideas through visual thinking. Prior to his current activities, he managed a designed a program where instructors taught NYC high school students how to express themselves with video on the web and produced new media for a national association in Washington DC.
For a video view of Jonny in action on this video with the popular tech commentator David Pogue, where he whiteboarded David’s take on a new release of Photoshop (…you will have to sit through a brief commercial at the beginning of the video, but it’s worth it).
Goldstein is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program which Newsweek called “The Harvard of Interactive. He also is a visiting instructor at the University of the Arts Design for Social Impact Program where students learn to apply visual thinking to tackle thorny social and business challenges. He studied visual arts at the Art Students League, Pratt, and the School of Visual Arts. Jonny has a BA cum laude in English from Colorado College and a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU where he was a Tisch Fellow.
Jonny grew up in Oregon, the UK, Papua New Guinea, and Israel, which helped him learn how to connect with people with varied backgrounds and points of view.
Jonny’s passion for applying visual thinking to business motivated him to co-found NYC UX Sketchcamp Conference and co-organize of the 2012 International Forum of Visual Practitioners Conference.
He is currently working on a project called ConversationsWithStrangers where he will document interactions with strangers on NYC subways and beyond with weekly online comic strips for a year.
Jonny lives in NYC. More info on how Jonny helps clients see what they are thinking at envizualize.com.