Diem Jones has no qualms about seizing the day. In fact, carpe diem is his underlying philosophical tenet, the principle by which this creative chameleon lives. Defying the “jack of all trades, master of none” stereotype, Jones has conquered more fields than many would aspire to in one lifetime. The writer, educator, musician, and social activist is most famous for his stint as a former art director and photographer for supreme funkateer George Clinton and his musical collectives, Parliament and Funkadelic. Responsible for masterminding much of the bands’ outlandish stage shows, cartoonish costumes, and overall visual packaging, Jones was an integral part of P-Funk’s identity, capturing the sheer energy and spirit of Clinton’s artistic genius.