Jessie Lin is a Chinese born award-winning illustrator based in Canada. She studied business in college. After several years of work in purchasing, she decided to change her career to art because of her passion for it since little. Later she pursued her MFA in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Now she works in various fields including editorial, advertising, surface design, children's books, book covers, & etc.. She works with both traditional and digital media. She regards illustration as an efficient, insightful, and beautiful way of communication.

Outside the illustration word, Jessie has many hobbies that are slowly turning into side businesses, among which are bakery, photography, and translation.

Oh, she’s a cat person!

Selected Clients

Target, the Wall Street Journel, the Washington Post, Permanente Medical Group, Southern Poverty Law Center, World Magazine, Harvard Magazine, Texas Highways, Madison Magazine, The Progressive Magazine, WWF China, Scholastic, D Magazine, Johns Hopkins Nursing, Deseret Magazine, Adobe, AFT Health Care, American Educator, Notre Dame Magazine, Knowable Magazine, Sky & Telescope Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, 5280 Magazine, Moxy Hotel, Sanlian Life Week Magazine (三联生活周刊), New Weekly Magazine (新周刊), Lendlease, Palace Food Beijing, National Geography China, Daniel Wellington, Guomai, etc.

Honors & Exhibitions

2024 American Illustration 43 | Chosen Winner
2024 Creative Quarterly 75 | Runner-up
2024 Communication Arts | Short List
2024 Illustration West 62 | Editorial
2023 3x3 Illustration Annual No.20 | Honorable Mention
2023 Creative Quarterly 72 | Runner-up
2023 American Illustration 42 | Chosen Winner
2023 Communication Arts | Short List
2022 Creative Quarterly 70 | Runner-up
2022 Brightness Illustration Awards | Editorial Third Place
2022 American Illustration 41 | Chosen Winner
2022 Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual
2022 Communication Arts | Short List
2021 iJungle Illustration Awards | Merit Awards
2021 Creative Quarterly 66 | Runner-up
2021 Society of Illustrators 64 | Selected Winner
2021 World Illustration Awards | Shortlist
2021 3x3 Illustration Annual No.18 | Honorable Mention
2021 The ADC 100th Annual Awards | Shortlist
2021 Communication Arts | Short List
2021 Associated Collegiate Press fall Clips and Clicks | First Place
2020 Brightness Award | Theme: Freedom
2020 Creative Quarterly 61 | Runner-up
2020 Red Dot Communication Design Awards
2020 Applied Arts Student Awards
2020 3x3 Illustration Annual No.17 | Merit
2020 Creative Quarterly 59 | Runner-up
2020 Communication Arts | Short List
2019 iJungle Illustration Awards | Merit Awards
2019 Open Studio Night SCAD
2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards | Top Talent
2019 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16 | Merit
2019 Applied Arts Student Awards
2019 Creative Quarterly 56 | Runner-up
2019 Mable House Exhibition
2017 Cheltenham Illustration Awards

Interviews & features

SCAD LinkedIn Alumni
Shoutout Atlanta
Li Tang
Voyage ATL


Represented by RappArt
(US and Canada)

Personal Email:

Instagram: @jessie916

Photography Portfolio

© 2019-2024 by Jessie Lin. All Rights Reserved.