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Jonathan Bouw

Professor of Art

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  • MFA, Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts—New York
  • BA, Nyack College

Featured Publications

I Love You to the Sun and Beyond
Authors: Illustrated by Jonathan Bouw
Publisher: Sky Pony Press / Simon & Schuster (2022)
I Love You From Here to Heaven Above
Authors: Illustrated by Jonathan Bouw
Publisher: Sky Pony Press / Simon & Schuster (2023)
Authors: Jonathan Bouw (story and illustrations)
Publisher: Young Dragons Press (2021)
The Boy, The Kite And The Wind
Authors: Illustrated by Jonathan Bouw
Publisher: Improbable Philanthropy (2011)

Career Highlights

Working and Award Winning Editorial and Children's Book Illustrator 30+ years of professional experience.

Professor of Design—Northwest Nazarene University (1997–2007)

Professor and Art Department Chair—Taylor University, 2007–Present

Stevan Dohanos Best of Show Award—Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

Gelet Burgess Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature

Fulbright Scholar - Philippines


Taylor is a place where genuine faith mixes passionately with professional art practice. I get to work with fantastic artists, teachers, and future rock stars of the graphic arts industry. I get to play a small part in the transformation of art student into professional working artists for the glory of God. Wow.


Indie & world music, monster movies, woodworking, hiking, camping, swimming, rollercoasters, Scripture, and climbing trees.