Meet Mark Jones! Workshop 13 Go BOLD with Color Pencils
Mark Jones is an architect in Chicago with over 30 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, learning drawing and sketching skills in architecture classes. His professors emphasized the importance of documenting the environment by requiring students to maintain a sketchbook. Mark kept an active sketchbook, filling it with ideas, inspirational quotes and designs as well as using it as a journal. He spent his junior year studying abroad in Versailles, France and while there, documented his travels throughout Europe in pencil sketches and watercolors. Mark was subsequently drawn to the medium of color pencils and has used it predominantly since.
Mark continues to keep active sketchbooks, filling them with urban sketches, conceptual drawings, doodles, journaling and anything else that inspires him. He routinely utilize freehand drawing to develop project designs and details in his work and always encourages the younger architectural staff to draw by hand and sketch.
Mark was an exhibitor at the 2018 OUTside the PRACTICE – Artworks Created by Architects and Designers exhibit at the Bridgeport Arts Center. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specification Institute and resides on the northwest side of Chicago.