Festival Of The Girl
It was such an honour to work with the Festival Of The Girl team on this lovely and important project. Creating Ellie was such a joy.
The inspiration behind Ellie was to create a relatable character that so many girls out there could see themselves in. With her cute nerdy patches and fun, low maintenance outfit, I really wanted Ellie to look like any girl in any school, because any girl can achieve amazing things and should feel empowered to do so. Projects like Festival Of The Girl are doing such vital work in creating this positive and empowering space and I’m so happy that Ellie and all girls out there like her are able to access these projects through schools, festivals and online. Find out more here.
Our Streets Now
This series of illustrations was inspired by the work of Our Streets Now, a UK based organisation fighting against public sexual harassment. Their work is focused on campaigning for the rights of women, girls and marginalised genders to be safe in public space.
This is a cause close to my heart and inspired this set of illustrations, showcasing people standing up for this issue, featuring a strong message and statistics.
Check out their amazing work here.
Finding Love In Lockdown
This editorial inspired piece explores the awkward world of online dating and what it was like to try and find love during lockdown. I also incorporated some subtle animated elements to bring this story to life.
This series was created as an editorial piece, inspired by everyone's time at home during lockdown. As people adjusted to this unprecedented moment, some found new hobbies, others took the time to look after themselves and others were still doing vital work. This series looks at the singular home location, when we weren't able to travel and what this could mean as some enjoyed this time and others felt restricted by it.
Bird And Blend
This was a gorgeous commission from one of my favourite tea shops, Bird & Blend. As part of their monthly tea subscriptions, they commission different illustrators to create work inspired by their tea selection and the month its for. This little tea witch was for an October edition and was a great chance to explore some moody colours and dramatic shapes.
During lockdown I also worked with Bird & Blend to create a colouring in page as part of a project with their other illustrators, to be given away for free.
Check out the rest of my people focused illustration right here!
Zoë Jackson is an illustrator based in East Sussex, UK. Working in a mix of traditional and digital media to create work with a strong sense of narrative and a focus on peoples experience. With a delicate, curated colour palette and strong line, Zoë's work is unmistakable.
An Illustration graduate from Portsmouth University with a collection of previous commissions and exhibitions including magazine covers and spot illustrations, exhibitions including the RAC London and New Designers Show along with a series of exhibitions and events in Brighton and live painting at Latitude Festival.
Always happy to talk about commissions and colaborations, feel free to get in touch about your project.