To engage in the vibrancy of the dynamic digital creative, Maris Jones, is to throw open the proverbial wardrobe and see the universe on hangers for you. Colors pulse, fabrics bend under your fingertips. Faux fur mixes with mile-high disco shoes and Ramen egg yolk orange backgrounds. Have you ever looked at a Kodak photograph and wanted the person inside the floppy square frame to pull you into their grassy world of VW vans and plastic shades? That’s what Jones can do for you.
A wildly popular content creator on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, Jones’ creativity offers its viewers and listeners a new chance at the past and, as a result, she boasts millions of fans for it. Jones, who has been featured in publications like Rolling Stone, Vogue, Nylon and Vice, offers the spark that your eye knows even before your brain nods in agreement. She is an artist and a storyteller. The splash of paint and the meaning behind it.
Jones, who has conducted major campaigns with Valentino, YouTube, Universal Music, Hulu, Netflix, Gucci, the John Lennon Estate and Joe Biden for President, boats over 115k Instagram followers and an even faster growing audience on TikTok 813k followers and millions of engagements. For them, Jones makes capricious mini movies. She’s a time traveler fueled by the thick-sparkle of dream. She’s an adventure without a road map. Imagination her sole compass.
In 2015, Jones rose to popularity on the social media outlet, Vine, earning 300k followers and several prestigious awards. Today, her Kudzu-like work can be found in many more places; it’s earned her far-reaching recognition. Really, though, what Jones is most proud of is that she may wake up each morning and drape a newly devised number on the world, offer up a joke and bask in the fresh, nostalgic lighting of her own fantastic design.