FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Texas Artist, Jonathan Jenkins

Jonathan Jenkins

typographer | 40 | Houston Texas

We are excited, and pleased to have, Jonathan Jenkins, as our Featured Artist, he is an amazing typographer that creates super cool lettering illustrations with a positive message behind them, which we love. Make sure to check out his wall and hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I have been an artist since 2016 but loved art when I was a child. I find inspiration from Pinterest and other artists on Instagram. My specialty is lettering especially on the iPad Pro.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I do not have a job in the art industry but my dream job would be to be a freelance lettering artist

Do you have a favorite Artist?
My favorite artist is Stefan Kunz. His Instagram name is @stefankunz. He is my inspiration.

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What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
My son who was born last year

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
A professional hand lettering artist

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to sit down and have a conversation with Jesus.

How is one way you make money with your art?
I do not currently make money with my art. I just post to Instagram.

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If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
My wife and I have have traveled to many countries in Europe and to many cities in the United States.

I cannot think of any where I would like to travel to.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
My iPad Pro 12.9 inch with the Procreate app

Any advice for young artists?
Practice, practice, practice.

It takes time to be really good at lettering or any kind of art, and with lots of practice you will get better. I am still learning and still practicing. Find inspiration from other artists but do not steal. As Stefan Kunz says “create something today even if it sucks”


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