06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

06-10 September2017

Jess Bosworth Smith

Jess Bosworth

Jess Bosworth Smith is a visual artist who believes that illustration is a fluid and multifaceted form of storytelling. Jess’s approach to her work is to constantly challenge herself and accepted norms and traditions within the field of illustration through experimental use of techniques and mediums. Her work often explores concepts of memory, history and the esoteric. Jess has recently started the UnBlush illustration collective; a collective aimed at providing a platform for emerging female illustrators working across the multi-dimensional field of illustration.

Jess Bosworth Smith received an Honours in Visual Studies (Illustration) Cum Laude from Stellenbosch University in 2016. Prior to that, she obtained her Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University in 2011. Between her qualifications she spent time working in Istanbul and Paris, and received a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (2015). Jess Bosworth Smith was selected as one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2017 and is currently working full-time as an illustrator out of her studio at the Old Castle Brewery in Woodstock, Cape Town.