Map co-founder Jon Marshall named as new Pentagram partner

The designer has given up his role as design director at Map, and will now be based in Pentagram’s London office.

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Industrial designer Jon Marshall has joined Pentagram as its newest partner.

The founder of industrial design consultancy Map Project Office, Marshall’s work spans product design, branding, packaging, strategy and digital experience.

Marshall has taken up his new role at Pentagram’s London office, where he previously worked under partner Daniel Weil from 2000-2003. He joins the list several other former Pentagram partners specialising in industrial design, such as Sir Kenneth Grange and Robert Brunner.

Marshall studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art (RCA), graduating with a masters in 1996. He joined Barber & Osgerby as studio director in 2003, overseeing projects such as the design of the London 2012 Olympic torch.

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The designer went on to co-found Map with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in 2012. During his time as design director at the consultancy he created products and user experiences for brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Google and IBM, and worked with start-ups such as Kano, Design Week Award winner Beeline and BleepBleeps.

Marshall says: “As well as industrial design, users experience products through brand, art direction, marketing language, packaging, sound design and digital interfaces. I’m excited to collaborate with my new partners at Pentagram, who are at the forefront of those fields.”

With the addition of Marshall, Pentagram now has 21 partners based in four offices globally.

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