About & Contact

Hi, I'm Jess!

I'm a freelance illustrator from Italy based in London. 
I worked as Graphic Designer for applications and website for about 8 years, never missing the opportunity to express my own creativity through digital illustrations, mascots and emojis.
In 2018 I became a freelancer to focus on what I love most: illustration.
I worked on several children's books and I've just finished attending the Children's Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art. I discovered the power of storytelling and now I want to create images and stories that people can relate with.

With Jess Was Here I aim to explore new visual languages and get closer to the people through what I really love.


I love to create a connection with people through my fun, colourful and funky characters and where possible, I try to minimise my environmental impact through the use of recycled material and plastic-free packaging.

I love being surrounded by art in my everyday life. This is why I decided to create not just art prints, but also accessories, stationery and apparel. Recently I've started to design more wearable products because I love the idea of bringing fun into people's lives and make products that I can personally use everyday.

Any questions? Email me at jesswashere.studio@gmail.com or use the form below.