Jonathan "Chaplan" Sharp began working in the game industry as a multi-player designer and balancer for Stainless Steel Studio’s Rise and Fall. He worked on content for Guild Wars Nightfall and Guild Wars: Eye of the North, and is currently a systems designer on Guild Wars 2. He has a degree in philosophy and religion and serves as ArenaNet's resident existentialist. He predicts that sharks will one day become the dominant species on the planet.
- Guild Wars 2 Interview - PvP Balance, eSports and Underwater Combat - OnRPG - July 1, 2011
- Exclusive Interview: ArenaNet's Jon Peters and Jonathan Sharp - Tap-Repeatedly - June 10, 2011
On October 9th 2014, it was announced that Jonathan Sharp would be leaving ArenaNet.