Jesse Parrotti is a Bay Area-based artist and designer with over 12 years of experience in print, web, digital media and illustration. His creative labor primarily serves the apparel, tech and entertainment industries.
Jesse studied Graphic Design and Fine Art at Ohio University, graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2004. His creative work is deeply informed by his education in the International Style of Design; inferring correlations between the principles of design and the various aspects of image making. From 2010 to 2012, Jesse apprenticed with classical Dutch painter Noella Roos in Bali, Indonesia, where he refined his skills in drawing, painting, and anatomy.
For the past decade, Jesse has worked on the design and production of marketing material, operational projects, and apparel product lines. He has also received numerous illustration commissions for books, editorial and games. His clients include Gap, Banana Republic, Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Zoo York, and Von Zipper. Currently, Jesse is a full-time Senior Designer of women’s graphics at Old Navy, where he designs original artwork for—and coordinates the production of—apparel and accessories.