Some Folks I’ve Worked With:
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Broken Social Scene
McGraw - Hill
McSweeney’s / Illustoria Magazine
Portland Center Stage
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Progress Communications - The Netherlands
Awards and Mentions:
The Society of Illustrators: Illustrators 60 Annual and Exhibit, New York
The Society of Illustrators: Illustrators 59 Annual and Exhibit, New York
American Illustration / American Photography 37, Permanent Archive, New York
The New York Times: Hot or Not, How to Sell Sex With Strangers
The New York Times: The Fine Art of Selling Theater / Best Posters of 2014
The New York Times Arts Beat: Behind the Poster: A Small Fire
2014 PAMTA Award Outstanding Playbill Design : Fiddler on the Roof
Seattle Central College: Student Success Stories
Seattle Central Creative Academy: Alumni Profile
Seen and Heard:
UW SoA Featured Artist, January 2022
Co-Grid 19 Artist, Seattle, 2021
Adobe Live / Design in the Dark parts 1 and 2 with Andrew Hochradel, August 2020
Big Scary Poster Show, Ballard Art Walk, October 2019
Ballard Art Walk Artist, Columbia Bank NeighborHub, May 2019
Buy Olympia 20th Anniversary Show, 2019
Lewbowskiland, Land Gallery, Portland Oregon 2018
69 Valentines: A Visual Tribute to the Magnetic Fields at Land Gallery, Portland OR 2017
May the 4th Poster Show, Culiacán, Mexico 2016
Icon 8, Work and Play 2014
Hi, I'm Julia. I'm an illustrator and designer who wears a lot of hats, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Art Hat: I earned a BA in Iterdicipilanry Visual Art, and a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington, where I fell in love with visual storytelling using bright silkscreen inks, layering, handmade textures, and the collaborative process.
Illustration Hat: Later I earned a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Seattle Central Creative Academy, where I fell in love with telling other people’s stories through design, illustration and specifically, poster design. I now freelance as a designer and illustrator.
Teaching Hat: I am an Adjunct Faculty at Seattle Central Creative Academy where I've taught Advanced InDesign, Storytelling for Design, Design Thinking, Poster Design, Portfolio Prep and Special Projects. I'm passionate about creative confidence, the neuroscience of creativity, improv, and helping beginning designers define and explore their creative process.
Merch Hat: jmart is my online store. I sell prints, cards, stickers and zines both online and at local pop-ups.
Certificates and Diplomas:
IDEO, Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate 2019
Seattle Central Creative Academy, Design and Illustration AAS 2005
University of Washington, BFA Printmaking 1999
University of Washington, BA Interdisciplinary Visual Arts 1999