Jonathon “Jono” Shannon is an award-winning advertising creative, screenwriter, and author.

In his commercial work, Jono has transformed brainwaves into ocean waves, created a personal unit of velocity, distilled memory into fragrance, and made talking about emotions more masculine.

He’s been recognised at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Club for Creativity, The Effie Awards, Tropfest (the world’s largest short film festival), and the St. Kilda Film Festival (an Academy Awards® qualifying event).

Jono is represented by Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management. His debut novel SNOWFALLS OVER KYOTO is a story of love, loss, and the distinct seasons of our lives, set in Japan and Iceland.

His screenwriting credits include THE LAST FIGHT, a short film focusing on mental illness, martial arts and modern masculinity, and WILDSHOTS, a documentary series highlighting the plight of endangered animals all over the globe.


EXPERIENCE
2019 Senior Creative, R/GA Sydney
2018 Creative, R/GA Sydney
2017 Creative, McCann Sydney
2014-16 Creative, Holler Australia

EDUCATION
2016 Brand Storytelling, D&AD  
2014 AWARD School, Comms Council
2013 BA/BCom, Macquarie University (Majors in Accounting & Japanese Language)

EXTRAS
2018 R/GA Cube Award
2017 AWARD School Tutor

ENDORSEMENTS
“Jono is a rare creative who can deliver not just brilliant but strategically-grounded conceptual ideas.”
- Cyril Louis, Executive Creative Director, R/GA

“I was drawn to the powerful symbolism and the quintessentially Australian world that [Jono] created from the very first line of the script.”
- Glendyn Ivin, Director & Palme d'Or winner

“If you have to know how to sell toothpaste then you know the value of words. Such is the case with this young author.”
- Lyn Tranter, Literary Agent, ALM


AWARDS
ST. KILDA FILM FESTIVAL Official Selection. TROPFEST Best Documentary Screenplay, Film Finalist. CANNES LIONS Shortlist. CLIOS Silver. ONE SHOW Merit x2, Shortlist x2. EFFIES Silver x3, Bronze. D&AD Brand Storytelling Competition Winner. NEW YORK FESTIVAL Third, Finalist x5. NEW YORK FESTIVAL (MIDAS) Gold, Silver, Finalist x5. ADFEST ASIA Gold, Silver x2, Bronze x3. SPIKES ASIA Silver, Bronze. MONSTER CHILDREN PHOTO COMP Shortlist.