Feather Chevrons and Watercolour Octagons

A couple of new pattern designs, also available to purchase on patternbank. I’m pleased with these – I spent a lot longer playing with the colours and the result seems more balanced visually than some of my earlier attempts. I’m still pretty new to pattern design and I guess I’m still trying to figure out my style.


Well, I am soon to leave sunny Portugal for my NYC trip – and the six months that I’ve spent here has flown. I have had many adventures, particularly when eu tento falar portugues, mas e muito dificul, porque todos pessoas falem muito, muito rápido e não posso comprender. Mas tento!

I will write more about it when I have time. But for now, here are some pictures.

Strange Island

Thanks to a ton of incredible people who backed my kickstarter project, I’m off to NYC! I’m going to make a strange little book of drawings about the oddities, urban legends, and daily weirdness that lurks under the surface of life in New York City. More info here.


Some nice things clients have said about me!

Jessica is extremely talented, communicative, and professional.  Highly recommended!”

–Parul Sanduja, Hildegard Gourmet Tea

“Jessica does an excellent job, and she does it quickly. If I have a design job, I know that she will provide a great service with great value. Do not hesitate to work with her.” 

– George Boyd, Goldens’ Foundry

“Over the last 8 weeks Jessica has been a joy and pleasure to work with. She took the time to fully understand the work I was asking her to do and was extremely creative when offering alternative ideas/designs.  From a basic start point in terms of what design ideas I had she was able to produce an amazing design which far exceeded my expectations. Delivery of each stage was in advance of deadline dates and throughout the project Jessica maintained a high level of patience and interest about the project to the extent that she was always happy to provide an opinion and ideas on matters unrelated to the actual design work she was contracted to do for which I am forever thankful.
If you are looking for a professional on point/trend design no matter how big or small the project I would thoroughly recommend that you engage and contract with Jessica.
Thanks for everything Jessica, I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future.”

– Tom Bricker, BTOP

Nothing better can be said about Jessica than she’ll get you what you need when you want it. Her skills exceeded my expectations, and she works faster than I thought possible. This is definitely a true skill of hers. I’m glad she chose this profession, we needed someone as qualified as her. She’s respectful and pleasant to talk with. I’m already beginning our next project with her.”

–Nick Isabelle, Prototek

“Very professional and extremely talented. She understood exactly what I was trying to achieve, and did the job very quickly. I will definitely hire her again.”

— Melissa Kniazeva, WellX

“Jessica is a talented designer in a sea of mediocrity…If you are looking for somebody to raise your project above the ordinary and deliver design ideas in an efficient fashion, then Jessica is your hire. We found it a straight forward process to work with her with several good drafts coming back in design round 1. The process of crafting the finished product was quick, with Jessica quick to incorporate the changes and get something back to us. Highly recommended and will be hiring again.”

— David Callan, Skydive Jerez

“Jessica completed the illustration job before the deadline and even with my high expectations delivered exactly what we needed. Will use again for this type of work”

— Julian Wilson, Sbyke

“Working with Jessica has been a fantastic experience. I have been a creative director for 15 years and have worked with many illustrators in that time. Jessica’s professionalism, talent and ability to understand the objective – even with all direction done through email – has exceeded all my expectations. She was efficient with her and my time and had great communication skills. I would recommend her without reservation. You’ll be glad you hired her!”

–Beth Mueller Jacob