Hi, my name is Jesse and I am a visual designer and artist from the heart of Virginia.
I create fine arts pieces, using thread on fabric, gouache and sometimes just good old-fashioned pen and ink on paper. I especially love to create unique gifts and drawings for personal and domestic spaces. I have published illustrations for Virginia Magazine, Blue Lyra Review, Storm Cellar quarterly, and The Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
I have had solo exhibitions at The Garage, New City Arts, and The Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville, VA; at King Street Coffee in Leesburg, VA; and have exhibited in group shows at Space 1026 in Philadelphia; The Bridge PAI and Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA; The Gallery Above in Panama City, FL; and The New City Arts Initiative in NYC.
I studied printmaking under Allyson Mellberg-Taylor, Dean Dass, and Akemi Ohira at the University of Virginia, received my letterpress certification from Virginia Arts of the Book Center, and worked at The Kennedy Center and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
In my graphic design work, I create brand identities, website designs, illustrations, marketing collateral, logos, brochures, and more. While working at Sagetopia, I created work for Americans for the Arts, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Red Hat, and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, among others. I am not currently accepting commissions.
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