Full name

jess w.

Title

Illustrator

Location

Columbus, OH

Blurb

artist | animal lover | optimist

Biography

Hi, I'm Jess, an illustrator + designer inspired by nature, pop culture, and animals!

I first began working freelance in 2013, and formed my brand "blushsprout" in 2017. I work as an illustrator & asset artist for retail brands and app developers, as well as travel across the United States to sell my work at art shows and conventions.

Please enjoy my work! :)

Experience

Shop Owner

blushsprout

Columbus, OH · June 2017 – Present

Owner and creator of blushsprout. Art prints, enamel pins, and other accessories.
blushsprout.com

Education

BFA with Concentration in Illustration

Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus, OH · 2015 – 2017

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Manchester, NH · 2013 – 2015

Awards
2013 National Gold Medal for Digital Art , Scholastic Art & Writing
Received at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Exhibitions
2018, 2017 Ohayocon, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Artist Alley
2018 MAGFest, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
(Marketplace)
2017 20th Art of Illustration Show (Group), Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH
An annual juried, student-driven exhibition featuring 44 pieces.
2017 Youmacon, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
(Artist Alley)
2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH
Artist Alley
2017 Matsuricon, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Artist Alley
2017, 2016, 2015 Fan Expo Boston (formerly Boston Comic Con), Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Artist Alley
2017 Indy PopCon, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Artist Alley
2017 Anime Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
Artist Alley
2017 Colossalcon, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, OH
Artist Alley
2015 Granite State Comicon, Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Artist Alley
Elsewhere