Jon Arvizu

Ilustrator/Designer, Jon Arvizu

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“Constantly changing direction still gets me where I’m going”
Sunday, October 7th @ 9:15am

The risks and reward of finding time for “what’s important”. As an independent artist, I’m pulled in many directions on a daily basis. Balancing the responsibilities of work, education, community and family while staying focused on personal growth is essential for all creatives, yet a constant struggle. In this presentation, I’ll explore equilibrium and how the choices I make in daily life can have a cumulative effect on my growth as a professional.

The discussion will include topics like breaking inertia, an ADD approach to time management, taking on too much, DIY community and attempting to garden in 115º weather.



ABOUT JON: llustrator, designer and versatile artist Jon Arvizu has been professionally involved in the graphics and fine art industry for more than 18 years. His illustrations and design work have been featured in a variety of publications, and he has worked with a myriad of clients including Netflix, Popular Science, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats Co., Oregano’s Pizza Bistro and the National Football League.

His handmade serigraphs and fine art prints are available at and at local retail partners in the Phoenix area. And at High Jinks, he and his talented wife Jenn, produce a line of thoughtfully designed graphic t-shirts, hats and accessories. For Arvizu, the spunky Arizona-themed apparel line is a family affair. Take one illustrator, add one witty project manager, toss in two spirited boys, and you’ve got a whole bunch of certified boisterous fun.