Jonas Nobel studied at Nyckelviksskolan in Stockholm and later at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts from where he graduated in 1998. In the following year Nobel founded the design and art studio Uglycute together with Andreas Nobel (interior architect), Markus Degerman (artist) and Fredrik Stenberg (architect).
Uglycute became a part of a generation of artist and designer that used their work to discuss taste, quality, class, gender, and politics. Due to the members different professions they came to work theoretically and practically as well as in pedagogy. Their first solo exhibition was held at the art gallery Marabouparken in Sundbyberg during 2012.
In 2014 Uglycute designed their first armchair, the stackable Stalker for Woodstockholm, that had a fluorescent paint that made It glow in the dark. Stalker was presented at the Stockholm Design Week the same year. The chair was influenced by the chair Runt om made for Kinnarps by Swedish architect Sture Eng in the 1970’s. Both Stalker and Runt om was a part of the exhibition Dejà Vu at the Museum for Furniture Studies in Stockholm.
Together with Uglyute, Nobel has made interior architecture for companies, museums, and art galleries such as Cheap Monday and for the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts and Magasin 3 in Stockholm. From his own studio in Stockholm, Nobel works with both art works, public art installations and interior architecture.