BIO

vango jones is a multi-hyphenate creative based in brooklyn, new york. he was born in st. louis, missouri and attended howard university in washington, d.c., where he obtained a bachelor of arts in film production in 2014.

as an indie filmmaker with limited resources, vango had to wear many hats to see his productions to fruition. through this experience, he developed a strong passion for art department work and soon began handling art department duties for many of his filmmaking friends’ productions. since then, he has amassed an impressive amount of set decoration and prop styling credits for short films, music videos, fashion editorials, commercials, etc.

with each opportunity, vango seeks to marry the core elements of the project with his strong attention to detail and his keen artistic eye, which has been shaped by years of media intake and art study. in addition to his set decoration and props work, vango is well-versed in filmmaking, writing, and music creation.




CONTACT
︎ vangojones@gmail.com



CV
b. 1992, st. louis, missouri
lives and works in brooklyn, new york

EDUCATION
2014 -- BA in film production,
minor in psychology
howard university, washington, d.c.

SETS + PROPS (SELECTED WORK)

2023 --

set designer
marc jacobs x the rubric initiative project,
marc jacobs

production designer
captain morgan x battle of the badtenders campaign,
swim studios

2022 --

production designer
foot locker x campus remix campaign,
micole creative studios

production designer
another life (music video by naomi sharon),
ovo sound

production designer
celestial (music video by naomi sharon),
ovo sound

production designer
white crocs (music video by jordan ward featuring ryan trey),
interscope records x tuff contender

production designer
idc (music video by jordan ward featuring joony),
interscope records x tuff contender

prop stylist
blk mkt vintage holiday feature,
essence magazine nov/dec 2022 issue

production designer
the chrononaut (short),
swim studios

set design lead
hill house home - history editorial,
mat cullen studio

set design assistant
highsnobiety x fendi campaign,
elysia bellilove set design

set design assistant
thom browne holiday 2022,
alicia sciberras set design

set design assistant
office magazine x orion son feature,
adrian crabbs set design

set design assistant
highsnobiety x don julio campaign,
elysia belilove set design

set design assistant
marc jacobs fw22 campaign,
adrian crabbs set design

2021 --

prop master
squarespace browser history campaign,
alicia sciberras set design

production designer
glitter ain’t gold (short),
woodside drive productions x stardust kids

production designer
lifted (music video by courtnie)

set design assistant
nordstrom x nike x black owned everything campaign,
mat cullen studio

set design assistant
zara x collier schorr campaign,
mat cullen studio

set design assistant
t magazine editorial,
mila taylor young set design

set design assistant
converse x vanessa granda campaign,
alicia sciberras set design

set design assistant
boyy AW21 campaign, mila taylor young set design

production designer
here (short),
1928 films x black tv and film collective

set design assistant
adidas x stan smith campaign, mat cullen studio

set design assistant
calvin klein x heron preston campaign,
lauren nikrooz set design

2020 --

set design assistant
away x serena williams campaign, mat cullen studio

production designer
already there (music video by nesta),
black wax artists

set design assistant
peach & lily glass skin veil mist, mat cullen studio

set design assistant
rosaluna x vanessa granda, mat cullen studio

set design assistant
summer fridays product shoot, mat cullen studio

set design assistant
FILA sunset crush campaign, mat cullen studio

set designer
ruth carter tribute video,
H&M x beyond 8 productions

props assistant
google pixel demo video, brian mayfield designs

2019 -- 

production designer
killing ants (short), swim studios

prop stylist
foot locker women “blue skies” campaign

set design assistant
numero magazine x hugh lippe editorial,
jesse kaufmann set design

set design assistant
american eagle “it gets better” USQ installation,
jesse kaufmann set design

set design assistant
chloe FW19 campaign, MHS studios

set design assistant
dior men’s FW19 campaign, MHS studios

set design assistant
glossier play launch campaign, MHS studios

2018 --

set design assistant
american eagle holiday u-pitt installation,
jesse kaufmann set design

set dresser
a wilderness of error (tv series), FX networks

production designer
brown with blue (short),
whensmokeclears picture house

set dresser
downtime (music video by kirk knight), pro era/EQT

art department assistant
west elm photo studio

art director
ltmf (music video by courtnie)

art director
mesmerized (music video by courtnie)

art director
big fax (music video by anik khan), artist originals

set design assistant
youtube music launch pop-up, joshua holtsford I.F.A

2017 -- 

art director
lean (music video by cam’ron),
whensmokeclears picture house

art director
habibi (music video by anik khan),
empire/whensmokeclears picture house

2016 --

art director
print shop (short), whensmokeclears picture house

FILM

2021 --
base butter: the formula series
director

2015 --
shoot brother
(short, 14 min)
writer/director

2014 --
jean + the baggage from madrid
(student film, 7 min)
writer/director

2012 --
bully
(student film, 5 min)
writer/director

MUSIC

2020 --
i hope this lifts you up
r+d radio episode 49
(music mix, 147 min)
curator/creative direction

2016 --
vango’s very good vibrations
(music mix, 50 min)
curator/creative direction

TEXT

2020 --
and we still country:
celebrating 20 years of nelly’s country grammar

2015 --
letter to mike brown