@mollyjacques portrait #illustration

A B O U T   M O L L Y

Born and raised in a small midwestern town, Molly grew up alongside parents that fully encouraged her love of art and all things creative. From a young age, her passion for drawing was easily seen pinned up throughout her bedroom and the family refrigerator door. At the age of 18, Molly packed up all of her belongings to go study illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, she earned her bachelors degree of fine art with a concentration in illustration.

Soon after graduation, Molly started working part-time for the high end stationery company Sugar Paper. Throughout her time there, she soaked up lots of inspiration and found her true passion: calligraphy and lettering. In 2011, she took the plunge into a full time freelance career and since then, has built her business from the ground up. Molly's work is strongly grounded in word aesthetics, ranging from lettering and calligraphy to typeface design and traditional illustration. As a freelancer, she's had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients like The New York Times, Nike, The Wall Street Journal, Google, Disney, Martha Stewart, and Tiffany & Co.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS  Creative South 2015 | Apple: Growing Your Creative Career | AIGA West Michigan: Sketch Camp  | AIGA West Michigan: Portfolio Review

SELECTED INTERVIEWS  The Everygirl | Smart Creative Women | Design*Sponge | Style Me Pretty | Eva Black | Elle & Co | Oh So Beautiful Paper | Step Brightly