Hi there! My name is Jessica Mack and I'm a Social Media Coach to Artists and Creatives. I'm also an Artist and Fashion Illustrator myself.
I'm drawn to bright colors, whimsical topics, and fashion illustration. I mostly paint in watercolor and ink, but have been known to pick up some acrylic, gouache, or to work digitally too.
I have a background in marketing communications and social media, running strategy for individuals through to multi-billion dollar, global brands, in addition to holding a Masters in Marketing Communications and studying a Masters of Fine Art (majoring in Illustration) at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
My goal is to use the knowledge and experience I've gained over the last 16 years, to help other artists and creatives get their work seen, and have more success online.
If you'd like to see some of my recent artwork, click here.
HOW I GOT STARTED
I actually only picked up a paintbrush for the first time at age 30. I had always wanted to learn to draw and paint but it seemed like such a far-reaching goal. Eventually I took the plunge and signed up for an after-hours adult art class at my local university.
That class turned into another, and another, and finally I moved to America and enrolled in a Masters of Fine Art (majoring in Illustration) at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
To give all you budding artists out there a little hope, and to demonstrate how important it is to find the right class and teacher, here is a self portrait I drew in the first week of the art class I mentioned above, compared to one I drew in my first class at the Academy of Art.
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