Nina Jones is the founder and designer of charismatic stationery line Jonesy.
What does a typical Thursday look like for you, starting from when you wake up – to heading to bed?
Usually Thursdays begin with the realization that I have to pack a lot into a short day- I have to pick up my son after school early on Thursdays. Then going to bed, I am panicky because I didn’t get everything finished that I wanted to do.
What was your first job out of school?
My first job was at a hotel restaurant as floor supervisor (aka hostess). I hated each day after 11am, because who eats lunch in their hotel restaurant? I was BORED stiff, and they never let me leave early.
What are the 3 skills you require most to do your job well?
Creativity, Open mindedness, knowledge of Adobe.
What do you love most about your career?
I love that I love it. The thought never crosses my mind that I don’t like my job. I love meeting new people. I see clients grow their thoughts into small businesses, or celebrate a family’s string of special events. I meet the most wonderful people. I love the challenge of each day. I love that I can do something where I am able to ask for my kid’s opinion and that they get what I do.
Do you have any warnings?
Always double check for typos.
If you could try a different career on for a year, what would it be?
I would love to be a pilot. Not of passenger planes, but a really fast and beautiful jet. That is my secret dream in life. Maybe train to be part of the air show on Labour Day weekend. Ahhhhh, yes, that would be it. Sign me up to be a part of the Blue Angels.