As the Head of the Creative Placemaking Department at WonderRoot, Brandon Jones works to creatively align the built environment with the collective identities of the community it serves. Under Brandon’s leadership, the Creative Placemaking department leverages cross-sector partnerships, civic engagement, and artistic strategies as tools for community development in the metro Atlanta region.
Deeply committed to fighting inequity in Atlanta, Brandon serves as the Co-Chair of the Creative Placemaking Committee for the TransFormation Alliance, a collaborative addressing equitable transit-oriented development and communities; on Advisory Board of Twin Radius, an organization connecting artists and faith-based communities; and is a member of the ARC Community Engagement Network. He also served as the Community Engagement Specialist for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Public Art Grant program 2016-2017.
Prior to joining WonderRoot, Brandon served as the founding Director of Cultural Engagement for the New York City-based organization, Theatre for the Free People; and is the Co-founder of Free People Int., a social advocacy firm based in Amsterdam, NL with clients throughout the Europe and the United States.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Drama; received a BA in Theatre Performance from MaryMount Manhattan College in NYC; and is currently an MA candidate for Cultural Sustainability and MA candidate for Business Management at Goucher College.