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About Our Business:
From our studio in Auckland, New Zealand, we create art that has a sense of humour, a hint of nostalgia and always proudly celebrates what it is to be a Kiwi.
The medium might change (prints and kites to clocks and coffee cups) but we always have the same aim: to make people smile.
Glenn Jones Art is a family business: Glenn creates the artwork, Julia takes care of the business, and our three kids provide lots of inspiration and the odd distraction.
We love nothing more than getting emails from customers telling us what our art means to them – we hope you find a piece of our art you fall in love with, too!

Collaborations: & Media:
We've collaborated on lots of projects with brands like Tip Top, Countdown, 4 Square & PDL Schneider.  We've also been featured across range media like North & South Magazine, Seven Sharp (watch interview), Stuff Homed, NZ Business, Your Home & Garden, Envato Made By Series (watch interview)

We're always keen to talk about a potential collabs so please send an email with your proposal and details: julia@glennjonesart.com

 






A Quick Q&A with Glenn:
Describe your typical day…
Get the kids of th Kindy & School, get a coffee then get into work. Some days we're working on the business, planning etc, other days I'm drawing or doing stuff in the back end of our website, there's always something on the list!

What tools do you use to create your artworks?
I've worked with Adobe illustrator for my whole career (since 1993) so I love the application and what I can create with it.

Where do you get your ideas from? 
It's my most asked question. The best ideas come when you're not trying to think of ideas. A lot of it is about nostalgia and trying to look at everyday stuff in a different way.

Do you ever get creative blocks? How do you get over these? 
All the time, so I do something else, go for a run, go take photos, go get a coffee. Any one of those options always seems to work.

Your favourite GJA art work and why?
I don't really have favourite, the biggest buzz I get is seeing people interact with my images, and often feedback about memories or feelings it evokes for them. That's a really cool experience.

Your favourite project and why?
The next one! There's always something cool around the corner!

The best thing anyone has ever said about your art?
We've received incredible feedback, Sometimes its a reminder of a loved one, or a time in peoples lives. Some of it is really powerful. You can't help but feel good or be moved by some of it.

Your dream design gig?
Working on my own art business

What would you be if you weren’t an artist?
An unsatisfied graphic designer

How do you like to spend your weekends?
With our kids, there's always something on or something they want to do. Doesn't leave a lot of time for much else. Maybe some gardening

What’s something that would surprise people about you?
I'm a non-practising procrastinator

 

 

Questions for Julia:
Describe your typical day…
Get the kids sorted for school, lunches, bags packed, and off to kindy and school. Then its back to work with Glenn on our business. I deal with our customers and communication as well as the running of Glenn Jones Art.

You used to be an engineer, project managing multi-million-dollar projects - how does managing Glenn compare?
Like being a project manager, you allow for things to go off on tangents, but generally it all works pretty well.

The best thing about working with (and living with) an artist?
He thinks outside the square.

And the worst?
He thinks outside the square.

What’s your favourite Glenn Jones art work?
The farmer's Wife (High Heel Gumboots) - I grew up on a farm, and have always thought this was funny design.

The best thing about your job / being a part of the business?
We get out of it what we put in and its really satisfying to see it succeed.

How do you like to spend your weekends?
With Glenn keeping our kids busy.

What’s something that would surprise people about you?
I can't draw.