About Us

Our properties celebrate design. Clean lines, flowing spaces and light-filled rooms are at the heart of what we do. Since 1988, we’ve proudly designed and built residences through-out Australia. Along with a team of experienced professionals in all phases of the design and building industry, Graham Jones Design ensure you a superior service like no other. 

Our approachable and friendly team will provide the utmost professional direction and guidance throughout your project. Design is our passion – we will give you the right solution and the right advice while working alongside you to bring your custom design to life.

In an industry where reliability can often be questioned, Graham Jones Design believes in the importance of honest working relationships. Over the years, we’ve developed and fostered strong partnerships with many clients, builders and consultants, who have undoubtedly contributed to our success. We ensure a wholistic approach is taken to your project. We take the stress out of the building process. Leave it to us – we are the experts. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, you can trust that your project is in very capable hands.

Graham Jones

Growing up in the tiny town of Numurkah in northern Victoria, Graham Jones’ dream was to become an architect. It never came to fruition! 

At great expense and after six years of boarding school, his parents had provided him with the best education they could afford, so it was straight into the workforce for Graham. 

His dream never waned and in December 1988 at the age of 40, Graham and his wife Ella opened their design practice GRAHAM JONES Design (GJD) in Mornington. 

Clueless to the design or construction industry, this new enterprise was a huge gamble. They designed and constructed a display home in Mt. Martha and lived in it with their 2 children while hundreds of punters rummaged through their home every weekend for almost 4 years. 

Success was instantaneous and GJD soon became a multi award-winning national brand, synonymous with stunning, contemporary, minimalist design, in the residential and medical sectors. 

Retiring in 2006, Graham continues to mentor the team at GJD in our endeavours to create a brilliant custom design for each project we work on.  

Contact Graham Jones Design today and learn more about how you can bring your custom design to life

Our Team

Jarrett Drake


Registered Building Practitioner (Building Designer – Director) 

Jarrett is the director of Graham Jones Design with 18 years of experience in the industry. His drive and expertise guide the team whilst confirming that the company direction and goals are on target. 

Jarrett’s passion for design ensures his team and his projects all succeed through the very same commitment. He has a desire for innovative design with a common sense approach in addition to an extensive knowledge of what is required within the building industry to meet the budget and custom design of every project. 

“Our homes celebrate design, but also improve and enhance our client’s lives,” are words commonly spoken by director Jarrett Drake. “Clean lines and flowing, light filled spaces are core to our beliefs, but the unmovable smile of a client that has seen their dreams brought to life, is what keeps us believing in what we do”.

Jake Wilson

Design Manager

Master of Architecture 

Jake came to us in early 2017 with a keen interest to gain experience in design and documentation. During his time, he has worked on various types of residential projects and has a unique ability to make any project his own. Jake has a practical design philosophy and can execute his ideas into clear, buildable design with a clear focus on ensuring the clients brief and budget are met every time. Jake treats every design with an individual approach working through some of the most complex briefs and develops architecture that focuses on timeless design.   

As a key member of the management team at Graham Jones Design, Jake’s experience exceeds architectural design as he is involved in organising, coordinating and driving the team to produce successful outcomes on every project.   

His passions lie in creating beautiful and well balanced design. His calming, down to earth nature makes the process so much easier, making clients feel comfortable and cared for- after all, whether it is designing a future forever home or holiday getaway retreat they are all big commitments which require quality design from the get go.   


Brad Bishop

Senior Draftsperson

Diploma of Building Design and Drafting 

Having now been in the building industry for over 30 years, Brad has been an integral member of the Graham Jones Design team for the past 12 years. His broad knowledge of construction has helped bring many clients dreams to life, be it a challenging peninsula site with breathtaking views, or a lifestyle acreage property with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. He loves the opportunity to work with GJD’s design team to resolve intricate features that need a careful thought process, to help provide a cost effective, yet simple method for their construction. 

With such a large variety of clients, sites and projects, there is always a challenge on offer for them. Their portfolio offers completed projects which cover everything from 2 bedroom retreats at Daylesford, to multi-level family homes in Berwick. 

Danielle Griscti


Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 

Danielle is the newest addition to the Graham Jones Design completing her Advance Diploma of Building Design in 2018. She received the award for ‘Excellence in Drafting’ out of her entire 2018 class and represented Holmesglen in the 2019 Design Matters awards.  

She is passionate committed to delivering clean, accurate documentation in a timely manner, whilst continuing to develop her design capabilities to create a custom design that brings the vision of each client to life.

Award-winning Designs

HIA Awards

Residential Building Design 
Designer of Custom Built Home $700k to $1 mil 
Designer of Outdoor Project 

MBAV Awards

South East Vic Region Residential Builder of the year
South East Vic Region Best Custom Home $500k – $700k
South East Vic Region Best Multi Unit Development 4 to 12 U

Abode Magazine Awards

2011 House of the Year
Best Designed Home by architect or building designer 
Best interior
Best Kitchen 

BDAV Awards

Residential Design – New Houses $500k – $1mil construction
Joint Winner – Most Innovative Kitchen Design
Residential Design – New Houses $300k – $500k construction
Residential Design – Multi Residential 3 – 6 Dwellings 

Explore our work

Explore the clean lines, flowing spaces and light-filled rooms that are at the heart of our designs.