Jona Banona | Info
Jona Banona is an Art Director and Designer in US
motion graphics, art director, creative director, motion designer, cinema4d, after effects, design director, 3D designer, style frames, CGI, VFX, brand, brand design, brand identity
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Jona Banona

Designer and Director



Features and Recognitions

Lürzer's Archive's 200 Best Digital Artist Worldwide - 2022-2023

Lürzer’s Archive – 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide –  Lürzer’s Archive, the celebrated creative resource for advertising professionals worldwide, has been offering a full set of inspirational tools since 1984: Lürzer’s Archive magazine; Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Specials; the Lürzer’s Archive website, plus our wide range of apps.


Since 2004, Lürzer’s Archive has been publishing the 200 Best series, featuring a range of different volumes focusing on a variety of graphic design disciplines. Each carries only work by the best 200 creatives to have submitted to the respective volume. Titles in this series are published every two years. A jury specially convened for each volume selects from the work submitted the items they consider to be the best.


Out of many thousands of entries around the world, the jury was tasked to select the top 200 best digital artists. It’s truly an honor that Battle of Cosmos and Color Blocks were among the selected artworks to be published in the renowned advertising book. You can see my Lurzer’s Archive [LA] profile here.

School of Motion (C4D ASCENT) - 2020

School of Motion – C4D Ascent –  Cinema 4D Ascent is one of the School of Motion’s C4D courses that will teach you the fundamentals of some of the most important and marketable 3D concepts.


I’m currently taking the course on my own time and during the time I was submitting and posting my exercises on Instagram, the School of Motion and the Creative Director EJ Hassenfratz featured my works on their IG channel. I saved the stories in my Jona.banona IG in Features. EJ had also reached out and asked to post three of my works to feature on the C4D Ascent Sales page in 2020. You can see the work featured in Weeks 1,2 & 3 in the course overview section.

Buck Design's BuckUBuck - 2020

#BuckUBuck – The #buckuback hashtag is Buck’s way to celebrate and show appreciation to their loyal fan base. Each week they get oodles and oodles of truly inspired submissions. The winners of their weekly #buckuback contest get a quarter of a million eyeballs on their artwork and a place on the Bucky board in our L.A. office. The hashtag has also been a great way for them to scout new talent.


The submission for Week 51 is about works celebrating the black community and pushing reforms about the current injustice caused by racism. The submitted work was posted under the @Oddmultimedia IG and was fortunately selected among the thousands of submissions around the world. Watch the short motion piece in Instagram or here.

Behance Typography Served - 2016

Typography Served – Curated work from the leading creatives on Behance. Behance is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale. Typographic Quotes & Words was featured on January 19, 2016.

Adobo Design Awards - 2013

Adobo Design Awards aims to champion the Philippines’ best designs and recognize the talents behind the work. Trone Brand Energy “Fireflies” – Finalist in Best Design Broadcast Animation Category.

Imagine FX Magazine - 2012

ImagineFX is the only magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. ODDMIRATIONS Art Portfolio was featured in Planet of the Arts Section on July 2012.

CG SOCIETY - CG Badge 2009

The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. 3D Ducati Streetfighter earned CG Badge as Featured Artwork in 2009.

  • De La Salle – CSB (College) in PH – Culay sa Bukang Liwayway On the spot painting contest – 1st Place
  • TRANSCO painting contest (National) in PH – 1st Honorable mention
  • Libertas Magazine On the spot pastel painting contest (Intercollegiate) Powerbooks in PH – 3rd Place

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (School of Design & Arts) Bachelors of Art Major in Multimedia Arts

  • Full SDA Scholarship Grantee
  • Consistent Dean’s Lister from 1st year to 4th Year
  • Featured in Best of Benilde 2006
  • Cum Laude with GPA of 3.512