About Graham Jones Design

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

Graham Jones Design Draftperson

Jarrett Drake


Building Designer
Diploma of Building Design and Drafting

Jarrett is the director of Graham Jones Design with over 20 years of experience in the industry. With such a large variety of clients, sites and projects, there is always a challenge on offer for Jarrett, who focuses on projects running smoothly and clients feeling informed and at ease. As Graham Jones Design continues to grow, Jarrett maintains broadening industry knowledge and strives to ensure our positioning as an industry leading design company. He has created a strong and close-knit culture amongst GJD, encouraging the team to always be forward thinking and creative. He strongly believes that to be good at what you do, you must enjoy what you do.

Brad Bishop

Brad Bishop

Senior Draftsperson

Building Designer
Diploma of Building Design and Drafting

Having been in the building industry for over 30 years now, Brad has been an integral member of the Graham Jones Design team for over a decade. His broad knowledge of construction has helped bring many clients dreams to life, no matter the size, scale or complexity of the works. 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. Brad loves nothing more than building a personal connection with all our clients and seeing an unparalleled client-designer relationship is maintained.

Gemma Malec

Gemma Malec

Draftsperson / Interior Designer

Building Designer
Bachelor of Interior Design (honours)

Amongst many other things, Gemma brings to the team a very keen eye for interior design – allowing each Graham Jones Design to be carefully considered both inside and out. Gemma is a highly skilled and thorough draftsperson who loves seeing a project through from start to finish, while her strong communication skills and friendly personality allow her to work closely with clients to ensure their vision is achieved. She is committed to delivering clean, accurate documentation in a timely manner, whilst walking clients through the design process to help achieve the best possible result for each project.

Tristan Warkuss

Tristan Warkuss

Draftsperson / Architectural Student

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Tristan is a calm, measured and highly efficient member of the GJD team, who is immensely methodical when it comes to 3D modelling and producing documentation packages to ensure projects are delivered in accordance with strict timeframes and to an unwaveringly high standard. He is a creative draftsperson with a strong understanding of a client’s needs, bearing a passion for taking an idea and turning it into built form through the design process. This has seen him recently return to university to embark on his architectural education and broaden his knowledge in the industry.


Kristen Levey

Kristen Levey

Architectural Graduate

Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

Kristen is a bubbly and personable architectural graduate with a meticulous approach to design and presentation. She is an expert at taking our designs and producing photorealistic impressions to present to clients, helping everyone to better understand the concept and be on the same page with the overall design. With Kristen’s endless enthusiasm, she loves nothing more than to tackle new challenges and take every opportunity to work through design details and prepare town planning packages. She is a brilliant asset to any project assigned to her, no matter how big or small.

Cathy Drake

Cathy Drake

Financial Controller

Diploma in Business Management

Cathy is an integral member of our team and provides a broad knowledge of accountancy and administration processes. She relishes the opportunity to make sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently to ensure that we deliver a professional service to exceed our clients’ expectations. The Graham Jones Design team, external consultants, and clients alike all benefit immensely from having Cathy in the office as a point of call to manage any accounting or administrative tasks no matter how big or small.

Our Awards

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 

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