Jada Russell

Major: Illustration, 2023


Artist Statement

Jada Russell is a 21-year-old digital illustrator based in Chicago, IL. Her passion for art stems from her childhood. Because of this, she discovered a program called Young Artist At Work. Young Artist At Work is a program where she collaborated to make multiple murals for her community. This experience opened her mind and helped her discover that making art was her passion in life. Jada's artwork likes to experiment with the idea of cuteness. She has always loved the concept of cute things. Whether that be stuffed animals, clothes, or even food, she has gravitated towards their certain aesthetic. Because of her love for cute things, she creates her designs in a playful and youthful style. By showcasing this through her art, she hopes to spread a little bit of happiness. ​