Jonathan Quinn Barnett

Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd (JQB Ltd)
Jonathan Quinn Barnett, Chief Designer
I don't want to hire a big staff and take everything to survive. I think it's a disaster when you get a job you're not interested in.
Jonathan Quinn Barnett
Chief Designer

Designer description Jonathan Quinn Barnett

Brand History

Before creating his own design studio, Jonathan Quinn Barnett went through an excellent school. After graduating from university, he moved to Italy where he worked at Dimensione Design and Industrial Light & Magic. Afterwards, the future master switched to the marine industry, taking on all the subtleties from such industry celebrities as Ron Holland and Jon Bannenberg.

In 1995 Jonathan returned to the USA and together with his brother Chris Barnett opened JQB Design in Seattle.


The designers at Jonathan's studio are able to clearly guess the clients' wishes, under which every detail is designed from the ground up. No wonder two out of the ten largest superyachts in the world sail with the studio interiors.


The main direction of the company is interior and exterior design of superyachts. Also the studio is engaged in registration of objects of the commercial and inhabited real estate though there are not so many such projects.

Collaboration with shipyards

A large part of the portfolio is occupied by the boats of the American Delta Marine, but the largest projects were implemented jointly with the German shipyard Lurssen.

Landmark projects

Perhaps the brightest boat with design from Jonathan Quinn Barnett was 126.2-meter Octopus. The boat was built for Microsoft co-owner Paul Allen in 2003, and in 2014 it was rebuilt with Jonathan's participation. Octopus is considered to be the largest explorer and is periodically provided to various institutions for research purposes.

The team at

JQB Design's headquarters are still located in Seattle, and Jonathan Quinn Barnett remains the studio's chief designer, with his brother Chris as chief project manager.