artist | animal lover | optimist
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! :)
June 2017 – Present • Columbus, OH
Owner and creator of blushsprout. Art prints, enamel pins, and other accessories.
Columbus College of Art & Design
BFA with Concentration in Illustration
2015 – 2017 • Columbus, OH
New Hampshire Institute of Art
2013 – 2015 • Manchester, NH
National Gold Medal for Digital Art, Scholastic Art & Writing (Received at Carnegie Hall in New York City.) [link]
Ohayocon, Greater Columbus Convention Center - Columbus, OH (Artist Alley)
MAGFest, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor, MD ((Marketplace))
Group, 20th Art of Illustration Show, Sean Christopher Gallery - Columbus, OH (An annual juried, student-driven exhibition featuring 44 pieces.)
Youmacon, Cobo Center - Detroit, MI ((Artist Alley))
Cincinnati Comic Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center - Cincinnati, OH (Artist Alley)
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)
Indy PopCon, Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN (Artist Alley)
Anime Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California (Artist Alley)
Colossalcon, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center - Sandusky, OH (Artist Alley)
Granite State Comicon, Radisson Center of New Hampshire - Manchester, NH (Artist Alley)