Comic artist, illustrator, and freelance magical girl.
They applied. They were awesome. They became Redbubble Artists-in-Residence.
5 artists are moving into Redbubble’s Melbourne and San Francisco offices to work on specialized creative projects lasting 3 to 6 months. And to have a bunch of fun.
Arielle Jovellanos has officially joined as our latest San Francisco Resident. We’re happy she made the journey to join us.
Originally out of New York, and a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Arielle makes narrative illustrations with a focus on fashionable young people. She has worked as a freelance illustrator, art educator, and comic artist. Her work has been featured in gallery shows, zines, comics, and she even had a successful Kickstarter for Ladies of Literature: Volume 2.
As part of the Redbubble Residency program, Arielle will be working on a web comic, stay tuned for more.
1. Describe your work in 7 words or less.
Fashionable people with things to say. ✨
2. Tell us about the project you will be working on while in the RB residency program?
I’ll be writing and drawing a creator-owned comic! This story is my love letter to witches and workplace comedies, fashion and Filipino food, pretty heroines and post-grad malaise. Basically, it’s one big excuse to work with all my favorite things. It should be a good time!
3. Name a fear of yours.
Okay, like, I feel if I publish that on the internet, I’d jinx myself. I guess I’m afraid of jinxing myself!
4. What is something most people don’t know about you?
I used to organize giant themed scavenger hunt games for my friends inside shopping malls. We’d make props and elaborate manuals and come up with silly tasks for everyone to do. I haven’t made one in awhile, but I’d love to plan one again — bringing people together to collaborate on cool projects is the best feeling.
5. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger artist self?
Nothing. My younger artist self was really busy drawing Sailor Moon all the time and I wouldn’t want to interrupt her prism power flow, y’know?
The best way to keep up with Arielle’s project and illustrations, is by following her on Redbubble and Instagram. Also, make sure to sign up for our blog email updates (bottom of this page) and follow Redbubble Create on Instagram to keep up to date with all of the residents.
Please help us welcome our newest resident artist.