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Some Folks I’ve Worked With:

American Greetings

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Broken Social Scene

Chinook Book
Juno Cards

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

Nice Fucking Graphics 2016

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

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