About

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 6.06.51 PMJessica Bromley Bartram is a graphic designer, illustrator, and embroidery enthusiast who lives in Ottawa and, when she’s not working at her desk, enjoys exploring the city with Eleanor, her beagle-shaped sidekick.

With all of her creative pursuits, she’s interested in process, collaboration, and communication. Her home studio is filled to bursting with all kinds of different materials and media, including watercolours, embroidery thread, gouache, ink, and fancy papers.

Many of these analogue items show up in both her illustration and design work, bringing warmth and character to the things she creates (and appealing to her constant desire for new artistic experiences!). She has been doing freelance work for five years, and her freelance clients include The Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and Sparkhead Kids. She has a BA hon. in English from the University of Guelph (2003-2007) and a second Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design (2010-2015), where she won the Graphic Design Medal for her final thesis project at the 2015 Graduate Exhibition.

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AWARDS

Graphic Design Medal at the OCAD Graduate Exhibition, May 2015
Books: New Talent & Overall New Talent Award at the AOI’s World Illustration Awards, October 2015

 

RECENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

• September 8 to January 15, 2016/17 – Hard Twist 11: Spin at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

• September 20 to mid-December, 2016 – Other Worlds group show, on display in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto

• October 2015 to September 2016 – World Illustration Awards Winners Exhibit Tour, at Somerset House, London from October 6th to November 1st, 2015, and touring to multiple galleries in the UK, including UWTSD Swansea (November 16 – December 11 2015), Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk (January 11-February 21, 2016), Roe Valley Arts, Limvady (February 29-April 10, 2016), and Oriel Gallery at Clotworthy House, Antrim (April 18-May 29, 2016)

• January 21-24, 2016Come Up To My Room 2016 at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

CLIENTS:

• Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
• The Public Studio
• Graven Feather Studio & Gallery
• Sparkhead Kids
• Grøn + White

 

PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS

Published Work

February 18, 2013
“Tackling a tower of memories”
Illustration for Facts and Arguments,
Life section of The Globe and Mail, AD: Matt French

January 14, 2013
“Our barn’s dirty dozen”
Illustration for Facts and Arguments
Life section of The Globe and Mail, AD: Matt French

November 22, 2012
“Creatures of the night”
Illustration for Facts and Arguments,
Life section of The Globe and Mail, AD: Matt French

August 8, 2012
“Mash note to a furry killer”
Illustration for Facts and Arguments,
Life section of The Globe and Mail, AD: Matt French

 

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