Jonas Mannherz studied visual communication in Berlin and currently works as Creative Director and Founder of Büro Mannherz in Hamburg. In his graphic work, he is particularly inspired by the interplay of lines and shadows of brutalist buildings, as well as their materiality and formal language. In his examination of these architectures, he takes their qualities and translates them into typography, layout and graphics, whereby his works mediate between heaviness and lightness.

Jonas Mannherz formed the design language of the NEXT Conference for several years and was the conference's Art Director until 2022.