Jon Gilmore was born in Long Beach, California. He launched his design career in 1975 by creating a line of modern clocks and wall décor for Vanguard Studios and Windsor Art.
From 1978 until 1994, under the name of Accessory Art Products, Jon developed a unique range of clocks, wall décor and sculpture made out of acrylic, glass, leather, wood and metal. For sixteen years, he sold innovative home décor products to many of the Furniture 100 stores.
In 1996, Jon joined the design team at the Uttermost Company and designed many of their best selling contemporary collections. In 2003, Jon formed Jon Gilmore Designs with the intention of developing a complete line of home décor products based on a new art form utilizing hand brushed aluminum forms. In 2008, Jon Gilmore Designs merged with Nova Lighting, to help maximize Jon’s design strengths with the marketing power of Nova’s distribution channels. Nova is currently selling over 150 of Jon’s best selling designs, in both lighting and wall décor, on a world wide basis.