INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ME CREATIVELY?
I'm Jessica, a designer, illustrator and artist from West London. I have over a decade of experience working in the creative industry and am passionate about art, painting, nature, travel, fashion, movies and cooking. Following my life-long love of creating art, I have built a strong skillset enabling me to work freelance as a designer on a range of digital, print and bespoke projects. I'm a believer in pushing the boundaries of creativity in ways that you may not expect to go at first, but will surprise and compliment your goals.
If you choose to work with me, communication is key to ensuring that we are aligned ensuring your creative artwork/brand/business needs are successfully delivered. I always take the highest levels of care when working on each new brief, hitting the key targets, going above and beyond with my acute attention to detail. You'll be sure to have bespoke and original artwork that you are proud of and absolutely love.CAREER:
Freelancing in the design world enables me to work with clients who share my vision of creating beautiful and meaningful design. Combining my passion for digital and traditional illustration and graphic design is a sure way to make the design unique. For a couple of years I worked at Belazu Ingredients Co. as an in-house designer. I was part of a busy marketing team and did a whole range of designs which you can catch a glimpse of in my portfolio. Before this, I cut my teeth in the design world at a digital agency, where I enjoyed my first role as a Junior Digital Designer.
I have film credits as a professional costume illustrator for James Bond's Spectre and many other major movies for Disney and Warner Brothers. I was also an art department assistant on several very cool Marvel movies, helping with design ideas, concepts, planning and execution of the set design and in this case, whole new universes. My work in the costume department as an illustrator was fast-paced and honed my drawing skills, while listening intently to briefs. I was designing one-to-one with award-winning costume designers of the films in the pre-production. There was little margin for error as time was precious and the deliverables had to be of the highest standard. I would create either traditional hand-drawn pencil illustrations, watercolours, or digital fully rendered concept artwork of the costumes for the main actors. In 2016 I set up my own art business creating bespoke commissions. Allowing me to indulge in my passion; painting landscapes and drawing portraits.
In 2019 I graduated as a graphic designer at Shillington College in London, where I retrained in an intensive course. Shillington was hands down one of the best decisions, although it wasn't for the faint-hearted as the pace and density of the coursework was relentless. However, our classes formed close bonds, still helping each other succeed in the design world today.
In 2012 I graduated with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Illustration from Birmingham City University. In my final year, I specialized in fashion illustration creating a body of work of portraits of fashion through the ages. Before University I studied a Fine Art BTEC at Amersham & Wycombe College. At college, I was encouraged to paint, draw and explore all my artistic talent. It was a wonderful place to grow as a young, budding artist with inspiring teachers leading me towards a career as an illustrator. A career in art is something that is not without its trials and tribulations, but is above all the thing that brings me joy and job satisfaction.