Jonathan Bourland


In 2004, Jonathan founded a tiny, one-person shop in a Brooklyn attic and called it (so creatively) Jonathan Bourland Design. Since then, the web and the technologies that run on it have gotten bigger — and so have we, now Major Robot, a full-service agency. The success of Major Robot is due largely to Jonathan’s client-focused perspective. He knows that few technological puzzles have the same solution, and coaxing a new experience out of cold is a welcome challenge. Jonathan has years of experience creating a wide variety of data-driven, interactive experiences for myriad clients and contexts.

Past Contributors

Former Web Design Director at Cheezburger Network; former Assistant Adjunct Professor New York University SCPS - graphic design, creative brainstorming, print production and illustration; former Creative Director of gURL and Art Director of iVillage, subsidiaries of NBC Universal. Former Art Director of Primedia's Teen Internet Group. Started career in digital media in 1996. Served as Senior Art Director at Fry Interactive for e-commerce clients Godiva, Staples and 1800Flowers.
During the spring of 2014, Jen joined Major Robot as Project Manager. Jen comes from a background in a physically creative environment that also focused heavily on customer experience and clienteling. When she's not motivating the troops, she enjoys going to the dog park (with her dog), shibori dyeing, making condiments, a good bourbon, and any excuse to use a power tool.
Rick Lin of Urban Matter, Inc. Back-end developer for Major Robot.
Rick previously worked for eight years at Meaningful Machines as a Java and Linux programmer focusing on distributive computing for translation software. Rick also works deeply in a variety of PHP-based content management systems, including Wordpress, Drupal, and numerous custom solutions. His rock-solid skills in all of these areas make him a key player on the Major Robot team.