Who designed the plate?

Friends of Nevada Wilderness asked for and received dozens of creative plate designs! After a tough decision-making process, we chose the design submitted by Jonathan Boarini, a dark sky advocate and graphic artist.

Jonathan is an advocate for Dark Sky International, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of the night sky. 

Ever since moving to Nevada, Jonathan has come to love the wide-open spaces and pristine skies of this unique region of the planet. An avid outdoorsman and amateur astronomer, he takes any opportunity to share the wonders of the stars and the wild beauty of this unique state. As an advocate, he works to create awareness around the issues of light pollution and preserve our night sky resource for future generations. 

He chairs the Department of Media Technologies and is a professor of graphic design at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, where he resides with his wife and children.

Find him on Instagram or check out his website!