Jason Naylor
Jason Naylor, born in 1979, is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist, designer, and creative director based in Brooklyn, NY. After earning a BFA in graphic design from Brigham Young University, he moved to New York City to immerse himself into the life, color and magic of New York. He began his professional career working in the Creative Department of M·A·C Cosmetics, where he learned about the art and design business, and developed his taste for spreading life and color into every project he could get his hands on. Six years later, Jason set out to start spreading his own message into the world. 

Jason's work consists of bright colors and rich blacks, and regularly contains messages of love and positivity, as he believes that kindness is the key to success. He works in both digital and traditional media. While his work ranges from typography and illustration to products and large-scale murals, the immediately recognizable commonalities found in his work are his electric color palette and his positivity. 

Jason's work has received global recognition, including the Golden Novum Design Award. In 2018, Jason was named by BUMBLE as one of the 100 Most Inspiring New Yorkers, and his upbeat, colorful creations have found partnerships with a range of brands such as Coach, Pepsi, Guess, XBOX and Maybelline. Jason Naylor has also exhibited at the Art Plug Powerhouse during Art Basel, Miami Art Week in 2019 and 2022, which includes a remarkable collaboration was Brite Lite, where together they electrified his hyper colored installation titled "WILL WORK FOR LOVE" in 2019.
Creative Statement:

Dreams are charming yet mysterious, and bizarre dreams embody the artist's imagination. TECHNICOLOR MICKEY is Jason Naylor's version of how Mickey would appear in his dreams... vivid, bright, and thrilling. Through his version of Mickey, standing at 5 meters tall as a colossal outdoor art piece at the center of Le Jardin, Naylor hopes to bring a lusciously colorful dream to the audience's world. 

The OPN HEART is a motif that lives in much of Jason Naylor's work, and it is a symbol of the love, kindness and positivity that are found as common themes in his work. This splashy version has a full range of color which, to the artist, represents individuality and uniqueness, which we all relate to. While we are each special, unique, and different, we all share an OPN HEART and through love, we unify.