Meet a Team Member-Jon

My name is Jonathan, and I’m an illustrator for the Creation Museum.
It seems hard to believe, but my wife and I have been here almost fifteen months. We moved to northern Kentucky from Florida where I was working as a designer for a Christian publishing company while my wife was finishing graduate school.

I grew up with a keen interest in art. I especially loved to draw. From the time I could steady a pencil, every church bulletin, restaurant napkin, and notebook margin teemed with creatures, monsters, and super heroes from my overactive imagination. Little did I know that doodling could be a viable career option. I majored in commercial art and graphic design in college, and went on to do some graduate work that focused more on fine art.

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After working for the aforementioned publishing company for two years, I became aware of the museum project from a college friend (Jon – also an illustrator) who was looking for another artist to bring on staff. When I saw what was happening here, I immediately wanted to be a part of it. The museum project is truly a “for such a time as this” opportunity. I pinch myself from time to time when I consider how great it is to be a part of what God is doing here. Then I pinch myself again to remind me of how much work there is yet to do.

As a museum illustrator, I’m responsible for creating exhibit artwork. This could mean a scientific illustration of a trilobite for a sign, a painting of a triceratops for a video title, or a mural depicting the infamous Scopes Trial where the Bible was put on trial. Although most of the artwork I do is picture-making of one sort or another, I also get to design some things.

Some design work I’ve been able to do includes creating new logos for the 7 C’s of History, designing stained glass for the Dragon Hall Bookstore, and developing eye-catching signs used throughout the museum. In fact, the project I’m working on right now is for the Biblical Authority Room. It’s a timeline showing pivotal events in church history where God’s people compromised on His Word.

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I love working here. I couldn’t conceive of a better job. God’s been extremely good to me, in that He’s allowed me to use my gifts for His service in ministry related capacities. I can’t wait to see what He’s going to do down the road.

Thanks again for joining us. We appreciate all of your prayers and support for the museum.

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