Jonathan Koelsch



Jonathan Koelsch (pronounced “Kelsh”), began illustrating professionally before graduating with honors in 1996 and attending Kansas City Art Institute’s illustration program for 3 years. He has been awarded over 40 Addy's, CASE Collegiate awards and other accolades.  Recently three films he art directed and illustrated have won multiple awards.Jonathan’s clients include many national and regional advertising agencies, corporations, and institutions. A few include the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA official illustrated mascot), AT&T, Target, Sonic, Braum’s, Carl’s Jr., Kraft Foods, The Food Group, Humana, State Governor Brad Henry, Ditch Witch, Ideal Homes, Verizon, the University of Oklahoma (OU), OSU, OCU, and other publishers. Jonathan’s passion is sequential storytelling, including graphic novels, storyboarding and animation.  He recently illustrated Luther, a large graphic novel about Martin Luther, for Faith Inkubators, and has been animating Even in Death, a short film. Jonathan has illustrated children’s books, including Ditch Witch Jack, for Ditch Witch Int., Sooner Born, Sooner Bred for the University of Oklahoma (OU), and finished (spring 2016)  Pistol Pete and Me for Oklahoma State University (OSU).  He also has storyboarded many commercials for Target, Carl’s Jr., State Regents, and many others, and created several published graphic novels for music and entertainment companies, including !Hero® the Rock Opera graphic novel, and COTU®, the Auto-B-Good® comic book. He has storyboarded many commercials for Target, Carl’s Jr., Kraft Foods, Red Baron, State Regents, and many others. Jonathan storyboards Hollywood films produced in Oklahoma, including Gosnell, and The Washita Valley. Jonathan worked directly with William H. Macy, storyboarding his film Rudderless, starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman, Lawrence Fishburne and Bill Macy himself. Jonathan teaches art, comic book, animation and illustration camps at his favorite charity, He was instrumental in rebranding non-profit, helping it become the largest autism charity in the state within 5 years.

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