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Hello! I'm Jessica, an illustrator, colorist and character designer from Montreal Canada! I specialize in imagery for children, but I also do coloration for animation layouts and mascot design. I have worked for animation, gaming, media and publishing companies as a freelancer for 4 years now and hopefully more to come. I studied at cegep du Vieux-Montreal, where I completed my first animated short "Uno". I love animation but while studying i realized i preferred illustrating and decided to go down that path instead. I'm also part of an emerging publishing company called 'MachineMachine', that makes illustration and comic collectives. I also work on Drownspire.com, an online store that sells original goods as well as a group that starts artistic initiatives in Montreal.

Profile Summary:
Illustrator Montreal, QC
Children's book artist Montreal, QC
More About Me
Animation, languages, book edition, comics, monsters, beautiful things, funky hair colors and more!
Im always looking to learn new languages
I plan on learning Japanese
Korean and German. Ive always loved working with wood
so hopefully later on i will be able to make wooden art toys.
Work Experience:
Project Manager at Éditions MachineMachine
March 2010 — Present (8 months)
I am responsible of the selection and the visual assets of the published content of MachineMachine, an emerging publishing company here in Montreal. I also manage the artists who are part of those projects. Our published work includes Erri (an illustration collective) and Merure (a comic collective) that are printed on a yearly basis.

Illustrator/Collaborator at Drownspire
December 2009 — Present (11 months)
Drownspire is a small shop and studio creating and organizing various artistic initiatives. Such as the Merure Artbook, the weekly Drink & Draw in Montreal, the Vambits designer toys and more.

I assist in the various projects that are organized, and illustrate for most of them as well. Im also responsible for overseeing the product shipments.

Illustrator at Self-employed
July 2006 — Present (4 years 4 months)
Banner/illustration design for various websites and projects, as well as character design and more. Companies include Bonzai Films, Zabelle Inc, JerrycoAnimation, Oddvious animation (vapor gel commercials), HappyFunTimeGames and ++

Published children's books:
? Umphy the Umgum (isbn: 1-4363-7706-4)
? Café salé: artbook 03 (isbn: 978-2-916739-72-4)
? Café salé: artbook 04 (isbn: 978-2359470086)

Colorist at Pascal Blais studio
July 2009 — July 2010 (1 year 1 month)
I have done a lot of layout coloring work for Pascal Blais studio. I have chosen color palettes for products such as Mini Wheats, Penguinos, Yoplait and ++

2D concept artist at Volta
June 2008 — October 2008 (5 months)
Colored, inked and sketched out various illustrations. Work done in collaboration with Volta includes work for Crayola, Tele-quebec and ++

Illustrator at Courte-Échelles Éditions
Published works:
? Le chevalier triple creme by Lili Chartrand
? Les jujubes robots by Lili Chartrand isbn: 978-2-89651-184-6 (october 2008- november 2008)
? La fontaine bleuet by Lili Chartrand *
Education:
Université de Montréal
Langues et cultures japonaises 2010 — 2012 (expected)

Cegep du vieux montreal
2D animation 2005 — 2008
Acquired skills:
-Layout planning
-2D traditional animation
-Character design
-Storyboarding

Champlain Regional College
Creative Arts 2003 — 2005
Acquired skills:
-Drawing from observation
-Sculpting
-Critiquing

Activities and Societies:
Visual arts club
Organizations / Affilations:
Jessica Lindsay is located in Montreal, QC and has the following skills: Illustrator, Children's book artist
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Illustrator

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I specialize in illustration for children, but i do character design, coloration and much much more! I work both digitally and traditionally.
Relevant Education / Credentials
-Studied in 2d animation for 3 years, graduated with my final year film. Is proficient in photoshop and many animation softwares. -Studied in creative arts for 2 years. Is proficient with traditional mediums such as acrylic, wood sculptures ect..
Years Experience: 4

Children's book artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Since i mostly do illustrations for kids, its only natural that i began to work in the children's books industry :). I have 3 books that are published with 2 more on the way.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 2