Jason Grimes is a New York City based designer making art through architecture & watercolor.
Jason dreamed of being a marine biologist until he realized that he just liked painting fish. He was told artists don't make any money until they're dead--so he took to architecture.
After painting his way through architecture school in Miami, Jason landed in New York and has been designing ornate jewel box apartments, sprawling estates and top-to-bottom custom hotels for the past 15 years.
Jason was born in Southern Ohio, raised in Naples, Florida, has a Bachelor of architecture from the university of miami and now lives and works in downtown manhattan.
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jason’s Architectural work has appeared several times in Architectural Digest and numerous digital formats from today.com to variety.com. his illustrations have been featured in Elle Decor, Town and Country Magazine, Womens Wear Daily (WWD), Lucky Magazine, and Traditional Building Magazine.
His design work has been published in Life at the Top: New York's Exceptional Apartment Buildings by Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker, New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects by Richard Guy Wilson, The Art of Classical Details by Phillip James Dodd AND Classical principles for modern design by thomas jayne.
while most of his architectural clients are private, He’s created illustrations for COACH, Macklowe Properties, Jayne Design Studio, Delphine Krakoff, Billy Cotton, Livingston Builders, the seligman group, Keith langham, aerin lauder AND MONTICELLO.
above: A selection of Jason’s watercolors that were created during his architectural design process—with a little embellishment added after the client meeting. Some of the above designs were built, some are currently under construction and some were shelved. More on the design page.