Light Up The Sky is what happened when long time friends Jonathan Kitchen and Suzy Malik decided that they should collaborate for a living. Together they form a creative design + marketing team that helps clients bring bright ideas to life with intimate design experiences.
When we’re not speaking of ourselves in the 3rd person, this is how we summarize ourselves in point form (because who doesn’t love point form):
• We are curious. We want to know you, your company and your audiences better.
• We are translators. We turn your ideas into visuals.
• We are collaborators. We are extensions of your team.
• We strive to create value. We know that beauty is just part of the equation.
• We like to do good work with good people.
If we sound like the people you want to work with, we want to hear from you!
• Brand Development
• Art Direction
• Graphic Design
• Campaign Development
• Digital + Traditional Illustration
• Content Marketing Production
• Content Development for Digital Platforms (Social Media, Blogs & Digital Campaigns)
General email: email@example.com
Co-founder / Director of Creative
My career began in 1996 when I jumped into the world of publishing and print design. After more than a decade in this field I recognized a need to challenge myself, so I began working at an advertising agency to gain the skills needed to best support client needs. In 2007, I made the leap, and started my own business, JAK Creative, a small design firm that focused on quality and putting client relations first. My passion for the arts, not-for-profit, and charity clients led to my primary focus of helping community organizations achieve their design and marketing goals.
In an effort to continue growing, I went back to school in 2011 to study Environmental and Urban Studies at York University. While I have an interest in spaces and the experience of the individual within urban environments, this area of study helps me to grow my understanding of how clients can better accomplish their goals and reach their targeted demographics through experiential marketing.
I live with my partner and giant Lab-Great Dane in the east end of Toronto where we spend the vast majority of our spare time at the beach (and ultimately with a wet and sandy dog).
*When working with me you’ll find I love to talk fonts and paper stock.
Co-founder / Director of Marketing
I am inspired by the creative combination of images and words. I have a BFA in New Media and I built upon that foundation by growing my skills as a content producer in various mediums. While working as an art director I discovered great delight in the problem solving that marketing demands and feel there is great satisfaction in helping people and companies better connect with their audiences.
I like to keep myself challenged by taking on art projects. Some highlights include the children’s book written by S. Bear Bergman that I illustrated; The adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy (which was nominated for a Lambda) and my new illustration project Queer Quotables.
What else? I’m a huge lover of graphic novels, if it’s an article on neuroscience I’ll read it, I try to see as many queer films (or webseries) as I possibly can, and I LOVE music. My happy places include; the middle of a dance floor, by a body of water, or when I’m drawing. I’m at my best when I’m inspiring my tiny daughter to full belly giggle, or when I’m being a good partner (both in the cowboy sense and in the relationship sense).
* When working with me, you’ll find I’m enthusiastic and I ask a lot of questions.