Showcase of Freelance Illustrator Jessica Donnan

Jessica Donnan is probably more known to you as Jessica Draws, she is a growing illustrator out of Wales and since her degree has worked in numerous areas of the design community.

Jessica Draws, real name Jessica Donnan is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cardiff, Wales. Since graduating from a degree in Graphic Communication in 2009, Jessica has worked in many areas of the design industry to gain as much experience as possible. She has worked in a major greetings company designing festive products like cards and wrapping paper, as a freelance web & graphic designer and most recently as a mobile apps designer for a Cardiff based Mobile apps company.

Now freelance, Jessica offers a range of services from branding, print design, web design & illustration and has built up a broad portfolio with some significant clients. Some of which include Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, Arts Alive Wales and most recently the London based world class speaker Greg Secker.

In her spare time, Jessica developed a collection of greetings card designs and began selling them through her Etsy store. The designs quickly caught the eye of a Cardiff based gift shop Saswa who now stock Jessica’s designs. From there, Jessica made contact with illustration agency Milkprint and has been commissioned to design a range of cards for their Surtex exhibition 2012.

Although Jessica is passionate about all areas of design, Jessica’s first love was illustration and prefers to stick to traditional media such as pen and ink. She has been heavily influenced through her life by illustrators such as Quentin Blake and E.H.Shepard and loves the hand drawn quality. Her next venture is to move into children’s book illustration and is currently developing a storyboard. Jessica was also recently feature on the website Geek Tyrant with her illustrations of Junior Avengers, inspired by her other love of films.

You can find Jessica and her Prints at Etsy, follow Jess’ Blog, Website, Facebook & @jessicadraws on Twitter.