Working across a variety of media, from sound to animation to writing, Jon Bero pulls from personal experiences for all of his storytelling endeavors. He is deeply inspired by Japanese art, namely the contrast of whimsical visuals juxtaposed with dark or heavy subject matter, a pairing prominent within his own work. Explorations of identity, belonging and anxiety are at the heart of Jon’s stories, with cartoon-like visuals offering a universality for people of all ages to engage with. Combining his love for art making with travel, his studio primarily exists on the road, affording him the opportunity to shoot films and create animations in places such as Berlin and Tokyo. Traveling, creating art, and telling these stories has continued to be a cathartic outlet, helping him manage his own struggles with anxiety, while also being able to share those personal experiences with others.