Jackie Kon is an illustrator and graphic designer with 7+ years of experience working in design and the creative arts field. Her top skills are and not limited to: illustration, graphic design, layout design, merchandising, and surface/textile/2D character designs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Her most recent work was debuted at her solo exhibition at Japan LA’s Art Gallery on Melrose Avenue. She has worked with renowned clients such as UCLA Career Center, MGA Entertainment, and Cashmere Agency. In her spare time she loves looking at cat videos, finding new cooking recipes, sharing memes, researching fashion, and frequenting burlesque shows. Her cat, Sesame, is behind a lot of the hilariously cute poses and attitude in her illustrations, he is the actual mastermind behind Sparklebombb. ;)
4 Quick Questions!
Q: What is your favorite medium to work in?
A: My main final medium is Adobe Illustrator to create the fun products you know and love, but I work in other mediums such as colored markers and pens which have recently become a new favorite of mine.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is cute/kawaii, with a dash of sass, charm, and dreamy sparkles.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I pull a lot of inspiration from American cartoons and anime that I grew up watching as a child. I love brands like Sanrio and San-x and their innovative ways in making normally “mundane” items into cute collectable masterpieces. I also pull a lot of inspiration from drag fashion, make up artistry, burlesque, and alternative lifestyles. My cat Sesame is a big inspiration as well to me. He is the funniest, most interesting creature that is behind a lot of the sassy poses, and attitude in my illustrations.
Q: Where can we find more of your work on the internet?
A: Have a peek at my online shop: www.sparklebombb.com That is where I upload my most recent new products and limited edition releases. I am @sparklebombb on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook. I also have a LIVE show that I star on, usually on Saturdays. (Please follow me on social media @sparklebombb for updates on when the next show will be) The live show is on the app Popshoplive. It is a really fun and exciting experience where you can interact with me in live time and purchase products on the spot. Think of it like QVC meets talk show meets convention style interaction! I upload exclusive content on there and sometimes even do limited released items that aren’t available in my shop. It is an invite only show (for now ;) they are still growing, and growing fast!) Please enter the code “JACKIE” for exclusive fun access!!
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