Jonathan Katav

Continuing Education Instructor

A multi-disciplinary designer with diverse experiences in the sectors of motion design, branding and environmental design. Jonathan is currently a senior designer in the Pentagram New York office. Prior to Pentagram, Jonathan worked and collaborated with studios like 2x4, Other Means and Gretel working to projects for international clients like Apple, Google, Nike and more. He graduated from The Cooper Union, during his final year he worked on the Lubalin 100 project creating animations from Herb Lubalin’s original storyboards. 


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.