Jon Daniel – leading designer and local resident

    Jon Daniel's work on sale in Brixton
    Jon Daniel’s work on sale in Brixton

    Award-winning local designer Jon Daniel has died. His work includes the Brixton Advice Centre windows on Railton Road and Afro Supa Heroes. He was a core member of the team who designed the logo and concept of the magazine for national Black History Month.

    He was also a member of the Windrush Day Steering Committee. The logo he designed for the 70th anniversary of the Windrush will be in use next year – 2018.

    Jon Daniel. Picture: National Museums Liverpool
    Jon Daniel. Picture: National Museums Liverpool

    Born in London in 1966, he was long-term resident of Milkwood Road in Herne Hill. He was passionate about Brixton and Lambeth and a supporter of local community groups, including the Brixton Advice Centre.

    Jon was honoured in 2014 to be chosen by the trustees of the Stuart Hall Foundation – established to continue the work of the leading Black intellectual – to design the Memorial Book used at Hall’s memorial service.

    In a career of more than 25 years, he worked as an art director for several of London’s leading advertising agencies.

    You can listen to Patrick Vernon interviewing him last year (interview starts about 40 minutes in) and playing his choice of music on the radio show Museum of Grooves. He talks about his childhood and his passion for the creative industries.