Welcome to the dedicated site of freelance Arts, Culture & Lifestyle writer Jonathan Velardi


Jonathan is a freelance Editor working between Los Angeles and London. Educated at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, he subsequently pursued a career as a visual artist, exploring themes of social identity and taste. These very themes form the basis of his editorial interest, reporting on trends across high- and low-culture; specialising in the accessibility of established and emerging contemporary art and design through institutional, commercial and experimental platforms.

His meticulous research style for domestic and international editorial is reflected in his portfolio of clients. He is international web editor for magazine and online platform TUNICA, arts + culture editor for New York-based wanderlust guide Melting Butter and contributor to several online and print publications - they include dispatches for European travel journal Citinerary, capturing Californian nuance for luxury brand Garrett Leight and covering the expansive contemporary art scene in Los Angeles at curate.la

Previously residing in Chicago and New York, he finds inspiration from his American and Italian heritage, laced with his native British sensibility, which contribute to a unique and informative voice on global creative activity.

Jonathan is available for editorial and content strategy, copy writing and features on contemporary art, design, fashion, lifestyle, travel, profile and events – no subject is out of bounds and challenging briefs are welcome.

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