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 and 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 multi-award winning adaptation of The Eye of the Storm, the confronting short film Adele, and most recently the psycho-sexual thriller The Second released in July 2018.
Jon creates wonderfully atmospheric and detailed pen, ink and pencil drawings to explain his visions; encouraging close alliances between classic Designer, Director, Cinematographer and Decorators.
Since 2015 Jon has written and taught production design courses at Griffith University Film School in Brisbane’s Southbank, where he also consults on graduation and masters films.