My name is Jessica Perkins, I’m an Illustrator graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2020 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication Arts, and a previous major in Digital Game & Entertainment Design.
I have developed my professional background through multiple photography jobs, and through vectoring animation assets, designing environments for pre-production promotional purposes for an indie film, and creating my own documentary. I am experienced in aspects of video and photo production including editing, coloring, lighting, mixing, producing, writing, directing, and shooting, and have used my senior project documentary on Larping and Mental Health to showcase this. I am experienced in the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, After Effects, inDesign), as well as Davinci Resolve, FinalCut, and Maya. I have a wide range of skills in traditional media, including acrylic, gouache, watercolor, linocut block printing, dry media, ink, screenprinting, cyanotype, scratchboard, and bookbinding. I have experience in physical fabrication, with fiber arts, costume design, and prop design.
I am a designer and illustrator with a passion for collaborative storytelling, both in my art career and artistic hobbies like larp. My ultimate goal is to create for immersive experience events that widen people’s perspectives, and motivate people to create themselves.
Documentary on how what larp is and how it can positively affect mental health by providing community, and encouraging self-exploration and empathy. Filmed at a fantasy larp called Contera at Pythian Castle, following the story of the Dragonriders, and the rest of the Summit of the Clans.
Adobe Illustrator. Celtic knotwork dragon clan banner, designed as the main accompanying art piece for my senior project documentary on “Larping And Mental Health.”
Horns and armor I handprinted for my dragonrider character’s costume, for the larp where I filmed the documentary.
Robot acolyte of the New Gods of technology, in a world where old religion is being replaced by new deities created from what humanity now pours our collective attention into.
Character design for Styx Holloway, a post-apocalyptic mer-pirate bard and tarot reader, that I created originally for a larp and played that character for over a year, and then later used in a short comic.
Screenprinted textures to look like soapy water tendrils coming out of a washing machine, with LEDs suggesting another world inside. Creating an immersive space installation within a small physical space.
One of a group of sculpture installations made in collaboration with RAINN, for sexual assault awareness at their Denim Day event. I took apart, painted, and restitched a pair of pants to tell the story of pulling yourself back together after abuse. The group each mounted their pants to stand upright, and filled with planters, to convey the idea of growth and beauty after pain.