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Hi, I’m Jessica Emmett. I’m a UK freelance illustrator based in Singapore.

I have a diverse artist background. I initially was a conceptual artist with a degree & masters in Photography & Media Arts (2005). After university I found myself preferring more commercial design, website design and community projects. I felt I hadn’t quite found “that” natural creative outlet until 2009 when I randomly put my hand to illustration with an online comic. I was getting more and more illustration requests so after a book commission was published in 2013 [Learn Thai – Book 1] I took the leap to become a full-time freelance illustrator and have devoted every second to it since!

Find out more about my artist background on the [About Jess] page.

I work both digitally and traditionally in ink/watercolour with a comic/cartoon style.

I am partially interested in working on cute and children’s illustration though I work on all kinds of interesting projects. Previous commissions have included online comics, bespoke personal pieces, film promotion, magazine spreads, children’s education books, t-shirt design and even academic research image abstracts. Due to my eclectic creative background, I bring a strong technical skill set that that goes beyond just illustration allowing me to offer extra design support which has been helpful to many of my clients who don’t have a creative background.

If you think my style of illustration could fit in with your project or you have always wanted a one off custom illustration, I welcome commission inquires. Find helpful information on commissioning & working with me on the [Contact] page.

My previous work was informed by my connection to adoption as I am a Hong Kong/Vietnamese adoptee.

While I have moved away from adoption as the main subject of my work, I have left much of my previous work on my site, archived, as a resource for people in the community. You can read more about [My Adoption Story].

I hope that you enjoy the work that I have shared with you =).


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