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Jenn Kitagawa

Jenn Kitagawa is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelors of Design from ACAD (Alberta College of Art & Design) and shortly thereafter moved to New York to intern for Nylon Magazine and the artist/illustrator Mike Perry. Currently she is a full time freelance artist and has created work for clients ranging from Facebook to Breast Cancer Canada. Recently Jenn had the honour of creating the album artwork for Gord Downie’s record Introduce Yerself.


Artistic Statement

My work experiments with different mediums, techniques and materials, to create a diverse body of work that generates excitement in the viewer. I enjoy pushing the boundaries between art and design, blurring the lines between tangible and intangible goods. I want to inject positivity and joy and inspire curiosity and fun. I work in bright colour palettes, creating patterns and images inspired by everyday objects, the female form and nature.

My creative process begins with researching keys words and reading about the subject matter. Then I sketch out ideas, scan them into my computer and experiment with colour, scale and repetition. I enjoy working in many mediums including wrapping paper, textiles and painting.

Skills

Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Textile Art


Artist Website

http://www.jennkitagawa.com/

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