Meet the Designer: Jessica Rae Gordon

Celebrations Designer Jessica Rae Gordon, reveals her favorite tips and inspirations in this designer interview.


Could you tell us about your work? What inspires you?

My aesthetic is often quite feminine. I like to include nature or themes from my childhood in my art. I reference birds, wild animals and indigenous flora. My illustrations are whimsical and playful with occasionally a hint of the macabre here and there.

How would you describe the style of most of your designs?

My designs are quite female and child centric. I think they work best for themed parties.

How has your art changed over the years? Do you have any predictions of what it will be like in the future?

Before I went into illustration, I began as an animator. I worked on the TV series, The Ripping Friends and The Untalkative Bunny, as well as a number of animated commercials in the UK. In the future, I plan to continue with my paper cut style, but I’d also like to work more in oil paints (for a little variety).

What made you decide to work with Celebrations.com?

I was contacted by Celebrations to contribute to their invites and cards. I checked it out, and I really liked the other artists they featured. Plus I like that I can include my name on the cards and that Celebrations links back to my website.

If you had to choose a favorite invite you have made, what would it be?

My favorite card is probably the Victrola. I can see it being a great invite to a music listening party.

What benefits have you found the Internet has for your work?

It’s hard to imagine my illustration career without the Internet. I can reach so many more individuals online. Lately though, I feel like I need to get my work out more locally. My originals are really very lovely to see in person. It’s hard to get the real feel of my paper cut art digitally, because it’s the hand done intricate nature of it that is so striking.

 

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