Master Degree in Industrial Design (with Distinction)
Royal College of Art, London
Diploma in Graphic Design
The Neri Bloomfield School of Design & Education
2003 - Winner:
Urban Element Design Competition
United Architects Association & "Shikun-Ovdim"
2002 - 2nd Prize:
Design in Urban Space Competition
Sponsored by the Israel Lottery Fund
1998 - The BNFL Creative Process Prize
1998 - The Ruth Drew Prize
1997 - The Allen Lane/ Penguin Book Award
1997 - The RTZ Bursaries
2008 - Finalist: Droog Design "Climate Project"
2007 - Finalist: Bright Led Competition: experimentation and innovation on the theme of LED lighting / Gwangju Design Biennale
2005 - Finalist: Light & Matter Competition / The Adi Foundation & The Israel Museum
2010 - present: Head of Inclusive Industrial Design Department, Hadassah Academic College.
2004 - 2010: Senior Lecturer, Inclusive Industrial Design Department, Hadassah Academic College.
2001 - 2009: Lecturer, Industrial Design Department, Shenkar College of Engineering & Design.
2000 - 2004: Lecturer, Industrial Design Department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.
Prof. Jonathan Ventura is a design anthropologist specializing in social and healthcare design. Ventura completed his PhD in applied anthropology in a joint program of the department of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the department of industrial design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Ventura continued to complete a post-doctorate in social design at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in London UK.
Today, Ventura is an associate professor at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College and teaches at the design graduate program and the unit of history and philosophy of art design and technology in Shenkar. Jonathan specializes in applied design anthropology, social design and the meeting points between theory, research, and practice, both in historic and theoretic layers. His latest publications include various articles and papers including 12 entries in the Bloomsbury Design Encyclopaedia, and a book on design theories scheduled for publication by Routledge in 2022.