About

Jessica Jane is an exhibiting artist, illustrator and designer from Melbourne, Australia. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2016 and has since been exhibiting in galleries and artist markets along with taking commissions and selling her products online. Her work can be described as whimsical and feminine with interests in nature, animals and costume. Her detailed ink drawings are inspired by nature and traveling, often visualising flora and fauna she has referenced with self captured photography when exploring. Jessica’s products include original artworks, giclee prints, cards, zines, warping paper, stickers, badges and more!

 
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EDUCATION

2016 - 2018 Online Industry Diploma Screen and Media (Concept Design) - CG Spectrum College of Digital Art & Animation (Scholarship Student)

2014 - 2016 Bachelor of Illustration - Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Campus VIC

2013 (1 year completed) Bachelor of Fashion Design Honours - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne City Campus VIC

ADDITIONAL STUDY

2015 Imaginism Studios In-House Workshop - Schoolism House, Canada

2015 Self Taught Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu – Schoolism, Online

2012 Illustration for Fashion Foundation, Certificate of Participation - Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia, Melbourne (Scholarship Student)

AWARDS

2017 Photo Ark Melbourne Zoo Runner Up - Zoos Victoria

2017 Wyndham Mayoral Youth Award

2016 Illustrators Australia Encouragement Award 2016 Bachelor of Illustration

2012 Academic Excellence Award – VCE Art

2012 Academic Excellence Award – VCE Product of Design and Technology – Fibre

 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2019 Let’s Get Together group show - In.cube8r Fitzroy

2019 Off the Kerb's 12th Birthday Show 'Animalia' - Off the Kerb, Collingwood

2018 Off the Kerb's 11th Birthday Show 'Sphere' - Off the Kerb, Collingwood

2017 Australasia Now - Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

2017 Black&White - Black Cat Gallery, Collingwood

2017 The Mystery Box - The Old Bar, Fitzroy

2017 SMALLWORKS 2017 - Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick

2017 Illustrators Australia Paper + Pixel Exhibition  - Illustrators Australia, The Collingwood Gallery

2017 Off the Kerb's 10th Birthday Show 'Youth' - Off the Kerb, Collingwood

2016 Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration Grad Show - Kindling, Off the Kerb, Collingwood

RELEATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 -Graphic Designer for CMC Gold

2018 Social Media Manager / Committee Member, Etsy Made Local Melbourne 

2018 Graphic Designer for Red Panda Wall Stickers

2017 Gallery Assistant / PR Assistant Intern, Off the Kerb Gallery

2017 Committee Member, Illustrators Australia

 

SELECTED EVENTS/MARKETS

2019 Summer Night Market, Queen Victoria Market

2019 - 2018 Sunday Market, Arts Centre Melbourne

2018 Etsy Made Local Melbourne Market, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

2018 The Rose St. Artists’ Market, Fitzroy 

2018 The Melbourne Collective Market, Federation Square, Melbourne

2018 Heide Makers Market, Heide Museum of Modern Art - Sculpture Park, Bulleen

2018 Market Place at Collins Place, Melbourne

2018 Yarraville Market, Yarraville

2018 - 2017 The Make It Collective Christmas Market, Melbourne Museum

2019 - 2017 Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair - Melbourne Town Hall

2017 The Make It Collective Christmas Market, Melbourne Museum

2017 Showcasing at RAW Melbourne -  Transend, Melbourne Pavilion

STOCKISTS

Framed Prints - Murphy & Co, 58 Tyers St, Stratford, VIC

Zines - Sticky Institute, Melbourne