“I think there is beauty in everything. What “normal” people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it”

– Alexander McQueen


Jessica Jones

I did not initially intend to go to University, but it has been one of the best experiences of my life so far. It has allowed me to explore Illustration in depth and expand my knowledge. Over the past three years my confidence has grown and I feel I have identified my strengths and my illustrative style.

I enjoy working with a variety of media, but my main love is printmaking. Lino print is my main focus, as I can achieve bold, graphic imagery. One of the main formats I enjoy working with is the zine, as it is very personal and multiple copies can be produced. In my final year I discovered my love for surface pattern design, which I would like to work with in the future. My main aim is to be my own boss working as a freelance illustrator, producing printed merchandise.

My favourite accomplishment at university
is the confidence I have gained, both as an individual and as an illustrator. My organisational skills have improved, as I have learnt how to manage my time when working on multiple projects. Working alongside such creative peers and Inspiring tutors in a creative working environment, has been extremely motivational and made my experience enjoyable throughout.