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Artistry Unleashed: Jessika Carbajal's Creative Journey S7E134

Artistry Unleashed: Jessika Carbajal's Creative Journey

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It's a pleasure to have you on 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, helmed by your host, Rob Lee. Be ready for an insightful conversation with Jessika Carvajal, a talented Philadelphia-based illustrator, industrial designer, and dedicated Fine Art student, specializing in public art and exhibition design. Her creative expressions span watercolor, acrylic, and digital illustration, with themes revolving around heritage culture, biodiversity, climate change, and territorial recognition. Jessika's artistic journey was ignited by her realization of the visual arts' transformative power to unite, empower, and inspire communities. She values the role of optical messages in contemporary culture and aims to use the universal language of art to capture and share ideas, beliefs, and narratives with others.

In the following discussion:

  • Dive into a conversation with Jessika Carbajal about her journey as a versatile artist, from her roots in illustration and industrial design to her specialization in public art and exhibition design.
  • Explore Jessika's upbringing in a creative family, discussing how her early exposure to art shaped her aspirations and passion for creative expression.
  • Hear Jessika's personal experience of relocating to Philadelphia to elevate her artistic career, delving into the vibrant art scene and nurturing community that captured her heart.
  • Uncover the dynamic balance Jessika maintains between her roles as an artist, illustrator, designer, and fine art student, offering insights into the challenges and rewards of such a multifaceted career.
  • Engage in a dialogue with Jessika about her belief in the synergy of collaboration, as she shares stories of her collaborations with fellow creatives, including her role as a curator for a global artist exhibit at the Near Museum of Philadelphia.

Jessika grew up in a creative family and always knew she wanted to pursue art. After studying industrial design in Colombia, Jessika moved to Philadelphia to further her artistic career. She fell in love with the city's strong art network and supportive community. Jessika balances her work as an artist, illustrator, and designer while also studying fine art. She believes in the power of collaboration and often collaborates with others to bring her ideas to life. Jessika recently curated an exhibit at the Near Museum of Philadelphia, featuring artists from around the world. She finds inspiration in technique, meaning, and the artists themselves. Jessika's favorite secret spot in Philadelphia is NextFab, an artisan place that offers workshops and exhibits showcasing the work of local artists.

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Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Jessika Carvajal
Jessika Carvajal
a Philadelphia-based illustrator and industrial designer who specializes in public art and exhibition design


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