Volume 34
August 18, 2014

A Weekly Aviation Career
Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.

A Weekly Aviation Career Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.
 
A Weekly Aviation Career Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.
Joe Jones Sharing Aviation's True Spirit

National Aviation Artist Joe Jones

Airmail Greetings

If you knew Joe Jones, as many of you do, you will quickly realize what a devoted artist he is and that creating aviation art is truly what he was born to do. As his mentor, world renown aviation illustrator James Dietz, said as he shook Joe's hand for a photo during a visit to Dietz' studio in Seattle, "Joe, I'm passing you the torch," Jones did not fully realize at the time the huge commitment and responsibility that went along with the honor. He does now... he has gratefully excepted the challenge and responsibility!

National Aviation Heritage Invitational

Aviation illustration is not just making pretty pictures of aircraft. It's about painstaking research and attention to the smallest detail in the hope of telling each story honestly, accurately and with full respect and integrity. It's about bringing each story to life as if you were right there yourself to fully help share and preserving our rich aviation heritage.

To do that it takes much more than just a passion for airplanes and technical skills. An artist must truly live and breath aviation every single day. Jones realized early on, to truly do this type of work with any sense of justice and dignity, one must become an aviator themselves to come close to having the ability and experience to visually capture the history, adventure, freedom, joy, discipline and achievement associated with flight. For Jones, it has quickly become the richest life one could ever imagine.

From my chair, the greatest things made by the hand of man are the Gutenburg Press and the Airplane.  After that, who cares.

A Denver native, pilot, and proud member of EAA chapter 43, Joe Jones has been both a professional illustrator and graphic artist since 1983. In 1995, he started his own successful design firm, Art Works Studio. Currently featured in the Macworld Illustrator CS2 Bible, over the last decade much of Joe's work has been showcased in nearly two dozen top books on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as textbook examples of some of the best digital artistry in the business.

Joe in the pilot's seat

Since 2001, Joe's trail blazing digital aviation design and illustration work have landed him accounts with clients such as Adobe Systems, Rolls Royce, Frontier, and Indiana based Chautauqua Airlines. Jones has also gone on to create national ad campaigns for Adidas and has also worked with performers such as Carlos Santana.

Aviation Nation Series

Over the last several years, Jones has quickly been recognized and awarded as one of the worlds top artists in the air show industry today creating the annual campaign work for clients such as Rolls-Royce and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. Recently breaking all "ICAS" (International Council of Air Shows) records in consecutively receiving the industry's top honors for his 2004 and 2005 campaigns for Nellis Air Force Base and Aviation Nation. Jones is the only aviation artist in the world to receive five first place ICAS awards.

Frontier Airlines

Committed to helping preserve our aviation heritage and dedicated to honoring our American veterans, Joe spends a considerable amount of his time each year volunteering his skills to the EAA, several air museums throughout the country and works closely with the 8th Air Force Historical Society and the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Jones also works directly with The Greatest Generations Foundation, and Shades Of Blue, producing award winning graphic design and illustration work to help promote these important groups.

Joe Jones

Please contact Joe at Joe@Airmail-Greetings.com or use the form on his Contact page. Jones says quite often, "If you see any spark of life at all in my work, it comes directly from the inspiration and support of all of the incredible aviators I have had the great fortune to spend time with over the years."

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