Jon Ferry is the founder and CEO of Jonsbones. He is a product designer with an education from Parsons School of Design. He began his journey into osteology through animal articulations and has since gained expertise in human osteology. Beginning as a private collector, he is now one of the pre-eminent bone distributors in the United States. Dedicated to education and destigmatization, Jon views the human skeleton as nature’s perfect machine, and the source of endless knowledge and inspiration for designing products, teaching future doctors and artists, and educating the every-day person.
Jaytel Provence is a Graphic Designer with six years of experience working alongside a plethora of companies ranging from non-profits to e-commerce stores. Jaytel specializes in web design/development and is responsible for building and maintaining a cohesive visual identity for JonsBones.
Rhiannon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, where they were trained in human osteology, forensic anthropology, zooarchaeology, and paleopathology. They have experience working with osteology in institutional collections as well as scholarly projects relating to NAGPRA and historic cemeteries. Using photographs, they estimate the biological profile of our remains using non-metric traits found in the methods of Anthropologists such as Hefner, Meindl, Lovejoy, and Ubelaker. They also assess pathology, taphonomic damage and trauma if present.
Leia Huddleston is a graphic designer and illustrator. She is a senior at Clay High School and attends the graphic design Career and Technical Education program. She works with Jon to create cute and welcoming characters to reshape others’ perspectives on the bone trade.
Jaymo is a Business Administration student in Germany and is responsible for international relations. He assists with shipment coordination for the Literature department. During his time in New York, he was Jon’s personal assistant, spending many late hours filling orders and running to the post office. He is inspired by the work and effort that goes into JonsBones. Despite some long nights, he enjoys working with the team to provide education and resources about bones to the public.
Alana Campbell is a New York/Houston based photographer who specializes in fashion and fine arts photography. She also enjoys working in sculpture, video, and creating craft-based projects. As a former professional dancer, she applies her knowledge of the structure of the human body to all of her work.