We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Adkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
First off, I had a lot of support from my fiancé in getting this going. She believed me in me and my work from the get-go. The initial process of starting everything was realizing that everyone is different. Their tastes, their choices, their opinions, and even how they see and view the world. That allowed the ground work for everything to begin.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is quite simple. My thoughts and process, however, are quite different. I do not use conventional tools in producing the work that I create. I am proud of the fact that I get to do what I love at home. I am grateful for my fiancé and her constant feedback on my paintings and design work. The challenges I have faced are only mental. Will this work? What if I fail? Sometimes your only option is to push forward and see what the result is. And sometimes you fall on it by acccident. Simply put, I make beautiful things.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would get out of Phoenix and go north. There is so much more to explore and the air is more refreshing. It’s not necessarily where you eat or drink or visit. What is important is just sitting, having coffee and learning about life. A life that is not your own. Hearing and feeling someone’s thoughts and opinions. Anyone can go out for food. Anyone can go to places. Anyone can go to visit parks or museums. Those are all destinations. The journey and the connection is more important.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My best friend and fiancé, Cristina Correas Alonso. She is responsible for who I am as an artist and designer.