Jess LaGreca

Jess is a digital illustrator and designer with a background in traditional fine art. With a particular interest in combining type-and-image, her work has been used for album covers, book interiors, and the spreads and covers of editorials. As an artist, she finds joy in using the portrait as a theatrical vehicle for visual story-telling. As a designer, she is versatile and is always happy to adapt her skill set to fit the needs of her clients.

Jess graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 with a BFA in drawing and painting, and she recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in illustration.

In addition to freelancing, Jess is currently working as the Art & Design Coordinator in the children's book division at Simon & Schuster, located in midtown Manhattan. She is available for commission and/or collaboration.

Experience:

  Art & Design Coordinator  at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | present

Art & Design Coordinator at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | present

  Design Intern  for Executive Art Director and design team at Penguin Workshop | 2017

Design Intern for Executive Art Director and design team at Penguin Workshop | 2017

  Co Graphics Manager  in Collaborative Project with SCAD | 2016

Co Graphics Manager in Collaborative Project with SCAD | 2016


Partial Client List:

BenBella Books, Short Magazine, Inverness Golf Club, It's by Sam, Sweet Tots, HANN, Cif Moyé, Tony Black, Teddy Swivel

Recent Accolades:

Communication Arts No.58, 3x3 Magazine No.14, Us Weekly July 3rd Issue, Applied Arts 2017 Student Award, Red Bull Live Design Winner, SCAD Illustrious, SCAD G.I.C. Anthology

FEATURES & Press:

Penn State's LinkedIn, InstagramTwitter | Sept. 2017
Jenna Fischer's Instagram | June 2017
HIGHLARK Magazine | Jan. 2017