Jonquil is form and Mr Black is function. Together, they are Jordan Christianson.
The concept of Jonquil & Mr Black was born of his personal principles and aesthetic: ”Classic, yet innovative; clearly, fearlessly communicated.”
A Seattle native and active member of it’s arts and design community, he has spent many moons as teacher, student, workhorse, and muse in countless collaborations.
When not creating custom garments or accessories for stage and street, he’s indulging in one of his many other loves: Costuming for theatre, building graphics and layout for publications and merchandise, or volunteering for local charities.
What They Say
“His effortless ability to brainstorm creative and inspiring ideas in the spirit of play come to solid, unique, and engaging design as a result.” – K. Wendt
“These designs carry us backward, capturing something romantic and faraway: an image of a man—not a real man, but an old-timey drawing of one—spry and handsome, strolling through slanted gold light, and whistling some twirling song.” – M. Jonjak
“He is the Ollivander of custom clothing!” – C. Katims
Collaborations of Note
- Design Consultant, “Paradisiacal Rites”. Saint Genet
- Costume Designer, “The Magic Pudding”. Theater Schmeater
- Costume Designer, “Parallel Lives”. Theater Schmeater
- Co-Costume Designer, “Cabaret”. The Schoolyard
- Co-Costume Designer, “Fallen Angels”. Theater Schmeater
- Costume Consultant, “The Dorothy K”. Implied Violence
- Company Member, Set and Costume Designer. EXITheatre
- Co-Founder, Technical Designer and Head of Atelier. Ampersand as Apostrophe