Jon Dowding studied fine arts and painting before attending The Royal College of Art Film School in London. In Australia he quickly made his mark as an award-winning film designer.
Jon’s feature film achievements span four decades with an array of Australian and international classics; from Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon to Roadgames, Paperback Hero, Amy and the cult comedy Hercules Returns. Recent productions include Fred Schepisi’s award-winning adaptation of The Eye of The Storm, the confronting short film Adele, the psycho-sexual thriller The Second and most recently pre-production and design concepts for Sean Stone’s supernatural thriller Light Warriors.
Jon creates wonderfully atmospheric and detailed pen, ink and pencil drawings to explain his visions; encouraging close alliances between Designer, Director, Cinematographer and Decorators.
Since 2015 Jon has written and taught B.A. and Masters courses in Production Design at Griffith University Film School in Brisbane’s Southbank, where he also consults on graduation and masters films.
Further to his film design work, Jon also designs and project manages commercial interiors and creates detailed architectural models.