ABOUT THE ARTIST
Growing up in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago to be exact, was one of the main factors that has molded Nneka Jones into the artist she is today. Her astounding love for color and special attention to detail, as influenced by her culture, have always been prominent throughout her artistic journey.
The twenty-three-year old artist has graduated with a BFA and minor in Marketing from the University of Tampa in May 2020. Her most recent achievement was a commission from TIME magazine to produce the cover artwork for the August 31st/ September 7th issue 2020. The artist is now speaking at events like Adobe MAX, inspiring others by sharing how she turned her doubts, into dreams, and made those dreams into reality. She uses her artwork as a to speak out against social injustices that are overlooked in everyday life.
She quotes, “There is the artwork. The story behind the artwork and the story that the artwork tells.” She believes that her artistic journey has only just begun and she is eager to explore her creative purpose in life, to reach her ultimate goal of being an internationally renowned artist.
GFA- Top Award Winner
TIME MAGAZINE- Cover Artist
2021 + 2020
Awarded the Board of Directors award in 2021, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (2nd place) and the Roddy Brownlee Reed, Award of Artistic Excellence in 2020 (3rd place) out of over 240 local, national and international artists.
Commissioned by TIME Magazine to produce the cover of the special issue curated by Pharrel Williams, "The New American Revolution". Each detail was hand embroidered to create the American Flag.
ADOBE MAX- Keynote Speaker
Guest Speaker at Adobe MAX 2020 amongst the best in the creative industry.