"I am, more than anything, curious. About the world, and about movement. The movement of things, people, colors, situations.. The study of movement, to me, is a study of sources. Art leads you to the source, the sources of all things."
"Within Art is contained tremendous capacity for goodwill -- for the visible, physical manifestation of goodwill."
Jacquelyn Heloise (pronounced "Hello-ease") graduated Parsons The New School for Design with a fashion degree, and Northwestern University with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She has studied Art at the Atelier of the Louvre in Paris, and at the Centre D'Art Contemporain in Istres, France.
Her first formal artistic training was in classical piano and voice.
She discovered watercolor painting at age 10 while at summer camp in the Adirondacks of NY. Years later, while living abroad in France, she revisited the hobby and found a calling in it. After training in fashion design & illustration at Parsons with Laura Volpintesta and faculty, she received her degree in 2006. Since graduating, she has worked as a designer & illustrator for J.Crew, Ann Taylor Loft, Express, April Cornell & more.*
Through Jackie's work in the NYC fashion industry, she reached a clarity of vision: to create art that would speak to people, & bring joy to their lives -- and to design goods with function & practicality.
Jackie launched an independent line of greeting cards under the label J.Heloise in 2009. What began as a small table of art at the farmer’s market quickly grew into a line of greeting cards, sold in stores & online. Currently the line sells at multiple Vermont locations. After 7 years in VT, she's returned to NYC, where she continues to create as Artist and CEO at J.Heloise. She has provided art commissions for businesses & clients for over 10 years, and looks forward to dreaming up many more years of inspiration.
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported J.Heloise! <3
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Photos by Julie at Hopskoch (waterfront, Healthy Living), Tim Swann (pencil case) & Lauren Mazzotta
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CLIENTS / COMMISSIONS / HONORS
J.Crew (2007), Gap (2007), Express Design Studio (2007), Alice Roi (2006), Babel Fair (2008), April Cornell (2011, 2015), UVM Private Client, Creative Contrast (2011), Altitude Marketing Group (2011), CG Garment Designs (2010), Farm to Ballet Project (2015), Blue Wave Taekwondo (2015), Lake Champlain International (2016), Book Cover Illustrations for Albert Liebman (2005-2008), Guest Lecturer, In Fashion exhibit at Shelburne Museum (2011), Published illustrator, The Language of Fashion Design by Laura Volpintesta, Rockport Publishers 2014
The Block Gallery, Winooski VT (solo show) | Trinket, Burlington VT (solo show) | Allen House at UVM, Burlington VT | Art Hop Burlington VT 2010, 2011 | 'Garamaniacal', FOE Shop & Gallery, Northampton MA| Champlain College Faculty Show, VT 2014 | Artist Markets, juried - BCA, Queen City Craft Bazaar | Parsons The New School Mid Season Preview Show 2006 |
<3 A Million Thank-You's are owed to the following people: Cindy, Madeleine Woods, my Family, Anita & Jeffrey Liebman, Liebman's of Evanston, Amy Gordon & Dunn Family, Smuckler & Chusid Families, Elaine Dunn Engel, Pierre of Pierre's Repairs, my teachers in the Arts: Piano- Patricia Ann Schweickert, Ballet- Chatch Pregger, Music- Stephen Fox, Fashion Illustration- Laura Volpintesta, Creative Methods- Kathryn Simon, Spotlight on Dance of Vermont, Farm to Ballet, Friends of Eagle Island & alumni, Pete & Beth Benson, Healthy Living of VT, everyone at Blue Wave Taekwondo, Burlington Shambhala Center, Timothy Swann, Martha Hampson, Martina Hill, Julie at Hopskoch photography, Lauren Mazzotta Photography, Katherine Patronis, Jonathan Fenney, Erin Campbell, Keely D, Elli B, Peter & David Valente, the Garretts, supporters of the 2012 Indiegogo campaign, and all the businesses, friends, patrons, and people of Vermont and beyond who've made life so much easier, and who have helped out beyond measure. Thank you. -J