Previously, he was a storyboard revisionist/supervisor of Adventure Time, a storyboard artist on Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and an art director for The Venture Bros. and Supernormal. His last day working on Steven Universe was May 29, 2015, with his last credited work as the co-executive producer being "Barn Mates", which aired on May 26, 2016.
Ian briefly returned to Steven Universe to storyboard "Change Your Mind" and to help with the story, and co-executive produced for Steven Universe: The Movie. He also voiced Snowflake Obsidian in the Steven Universe Future episode "Guidance".
Jones-Quartey attended the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, alongside Rebecca Sugar.
Episodes Written and Storyboarded
- Ian stated on his Twitter that he and the Crewniverse have nothing against "risqué" fanart and that he actually likes it.
- He voiced some characters in Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future, like Mr. Queasy and Snowflake Obsidian.
- He animated the Cartoon Network Studios animated outro logo shown at the end of episodes.
- "Change Your Mind" was the last episode of Steven Universe that Ian worked on.
- He has appeared as a background character multiple times throughout the show.
- The Pizza family is based on Ian's family, with Nanefua Pizza, in particular, is based on his late grandmother Theodosia Okoh (a stateswoman who designed the national flag of Ghana).
- Ian asked Rebecca to write the ending credits theme for his own show, OK K.O.! Let's be Heroes. The result was "It's Only Magic", which Rebecca herself performed.
- According to Ian, he believed the episode "Ocean Gem" would've been the final episode for the entire series before it was renewed.
- Ian Jones' Spring
- Ian Jones' Tumblr
- Ian Jones' Blogspot (inactive, he suggests to use his Tumblr instead)
- Ian Jones' Twitter
- RPG World, By IanJ (canceled)
- Ian Jones' YouTube
- Ian Jones' Instagram
- Ian Jones' IMDb
- Ian Jones' Wikipedia
- "Here are the list of story boarders for the next episode: Lamar Abrams, Miki Brewster, Hilary Florido, Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu, Christine Liu, Kat Morris, Katie Mitroff, Amber Rogers, Rebecca Sugar, Paul Villeco, Ian Jones-Quartey"
– joe the johnston on Tumblr
- As seen in the opening credits
- The Steven Universe Podcast – Ian Jones-Quartey – "When we were writing that first season, we thought that Ocean Gem was going to be the last episode ever made because we didn't know there was gonna be more, we only has 26 episodes, so we were just gonna cram everything we can into these episodes, the reveal that the Corrupted Gems used to be Gems just like everybody else and that Gems were actually aliens, that was gonna be the end of the show."