Australian International School Hong Kong
Leonie Drew Co Head of School and Primary Principal of Australian International School Hong Kong (2004-2015 April)
“I wanted to show how wonderful Jonathan Ward was to our school. For the entire process he took a very personal interest in the outcomes and he gave generously of his time to guide us, Sue Howe our Uniform Shop Manager in particular. I was impressed with his attention to detail and his insistence on the highest standards only as being acceptable. Second best was never good enough! This is sometimes very difficult to manage when dealing with manufacturing in China.
Jonathan listened carefully to all stakeholders and then set about designing and guiding production of a very eye catching, smart and yet comfortable school uniform that respected all phases of child development at the school from early childhood to senior secondary. The trans seasonal uniform has flow K-12 and stylish practicality that enables students to chose items of uniform according to personal preference.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Jonathan Ward to you as an outstanding designer and a wonderful friend and colleague to all who worked with him in bringing the new AISHK school uniform to fruition.”
Wesley College Melbourne
Dr. Helen Drennan AM Principal
“It was clear from that first meeting that Jonathan was one of Australia’s leading iconic designers with a well-earned reputation internationally as a true professional with a unique vision and inclusive collaborative managerial style.
His understanding of Wesley history and culture were impressive and his design response has been widely acclaimed.
Jonathan’s role as the Executive Designer has been greatly admired by those involved in the project. The Jonathan Ward Collective developed a world class academic uniform complimented by innovative, high performance sports apparel that is reflective of our diverse, modern and progressive school. The new uniform caters for all students in a manner that is sensitive to age, gender and diverse body types, ensuring that students can look and feel their best and wear their uniforms with pride.
Jonathan’s personable manner ensured that he was a genuine pleasure to work with and I would recommend him unreservedly to any client.”
Ken Cowley Former R.M. Williams Chairman and News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman in Australia
“Jonathan is Australia’s premier Designer and is globally recognised. He has been at the helm of the design vision and reinvigoration of the R.M.Williams brand for over 15 years.
He has led the vision of our Design & Product Development teams in establishing the overarching design aesthetic for seasonal collections, corporate designs and sponsorship requirements for the business across footwear, apparel and accessories.
Jonathan is truly a trusted friend and colleague and is such a pleasure to work with.”
Canberra Grammar School
Justin Garrick Head of School
“It was a great experience working with Jonathan Ward in the design and launch of Canberra Grammar School’s new uniform.
Jonathan worked closely with us to research and develop the brief and then to design an extensive range of academic and sports wear for boys and girls across the full range of the School.
He was engaging and collaborative with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the process which has resulted in a distinctive, progressive and very popular new look for the School.
The quality of design and production has been excellent and we could not be more pleased with the outcome.”