Hi! I'm Jess Douglas, the Illustrator

I currently live in Lyme Regis, but grew up on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza.

I graduated as an Illustrator from the University of Plymouth in 2009.

About Me

Objectives

"From grass to grey my journey brought me to Plymouth city where I found my work rebelling against my country up-bringing, and reflecting a growing interest in the grunge and grime of the urban environment. Everything I discover around me has potential; urban detritus, peeling paint, vintage sign-writing and filthy concrete structures. I find the ugly and mundane to be beautiful, its character and stories inspiring."

Awards

D&AD New Blood

  • Best in Show 2009

University of Plymouth

  • Illustrator of the year award

Skills

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Computer Skills (Mac or PC)

  • Mac (mad skills)
  • PC (reluctant mad skills)

Art Stuff

  • Advanced drawing skills
  • Advanced Illustration skills

Exhibitions

Dec 2010

Lacoste - flagship store

London, UK

May 2010

Then and Now

Perth, Australia

March 2010

Kitch-en Gallery

Newcastle, UK

March 2010

19TEN Gallery

Portland, Oregon, USA

Dec 2009

Stolen Space Gallery

London, UK

Nov 2009

Wanderlust Gallery

Northampton, UK

2009

Free Range @ Truman Brewery

London, UK

2009

D&AD New Blood

London, UK

2002

Fusion

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Freelance Illustration Clients

2010 / 2011

Adidas - Streetfest Live art Mural (street art)

N/A

Renault TC 2000 Argentina

N/A

Odessa Footwear

Spring 2011

Saltrock - T-Shirt designs

2011

Rachael Dadd Album launch

Experience

2009

In house Illustrator

Salt Rock Surfwear - Braunton

Publications

Dec 2009

VNA magazine

2010

Nom de Strip Magazine

Education

Sept 2006 - May 2009

BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

Design: Illustration (BA hons) 2:1

Sept 2005 - July 2006

Foundation Course

Weymouth College

Art & Design (Merit)

1998 - 2003

A-Levels & GCSE's

The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis

A-Level - Textiles: B
GCSE - Art: A