Jason Walcott designed his first typeface called Holiday Times in the fall of 2000, and that started a long and wonderful journey that lead to the Jukebox of today.
After designing five or six more fonts, Jason started selling his typefaces on MyFonts.com in summer of 2001. At that time, his foundry went under the name of ““JAW Fonts””. Several of his type designs quickly became popular on MyFonts.com and the sales grew through late 2002.
In early March of 2003, Walcott received a phone call from the then up-and-coming Veer Inc. Veer was interested in carrying his font library which then consisted of about 50 faces. The deal with Veer blossomed into a whole new venture and JAW Fonts was closed down, retooled and relaunched as Jukebox in June of 2003. The exclusive product of Veer from 2003 to 2015, Jukebox became one of the industry standards in type libraries available. Jukebox fonts have been used on countless products and designs, films, books, television productions and more, by companies such as Disney, HGTV, The Food Network, Disney Theme Parks, Hershey’s, VistaPrint and many others. To date Jason’s bestselling fonts have been Cabernet, Fenway Park, and Stephanie Marie, which was the top selling typeface at all of Veer at one point. In 2011 Jason’s Eloquent font family was awarded a spot in the ““Best of Typeface Design”” in Communications Arts Magazine’s Typography Annual.
On March 31st of 2016, Veer closed its doors forever and curation of the Jukebox library returned to Jason, who is committed to making sure Jukebox will continue to provide the design world with high-quality, professional type.
Jason has always been a creative soul. From the time he was a little child he was fascinated by lettering, art and design. Born in Michigan USA, Walcott grew up in Randolph, New Jersey and eventually attended Kean College of New Jersey (now Kean University) where he graduated in 1997 with a BFA in Illustration. Walcott relocated to southern California that same year and now resides in Anaheim. “