Student Scholarship Exhibitor List


James Spaeth
I am a senior illustration major at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. My submission, which I did in graphite, was originally a project for a Handel and Haydn Society competition for a poster for the oratorio Saul. I imagined that Kings David and Saul might have looked like these Assyrian Gods. In addition to illustration, I enjoy painting, particularly outdoor scenes. My Senior Thesis Project was a series of five paintings of the Charles River near my home.
Jared Freschman
Jared Freschman is going into his 4th year at Pratt Institute as an Illustration major. Before moving to NYC, Freschman grew up in a small town in Delaware and spent most of his time drawing inside his childhood home. Being constantly exposed to the rooms accompanied by his family, Freschman began to believe that as humans we leave traces of ourselves in the objects and places we come in contact with, which has strongly influenced his work. He is currently studying abroad in Jerusalem, Israel.
Jean Wei
I love making images and comics! Currently finishing up my final year at RISD.
Jeannine Hulshof
Jeannine is an illustrator based in Toronto Ontario. In her early days, she would often spend time looking at unique faces found in objects, and a flow of objects found in the clouds. This lead to a love of creating art that meshes imagery together. Her work often features bold colour and organic lines, with a metaphor to reveal a deeper meaning. When not found bending in backbreaking positions over her art she can often be found gazing lovingly at her cactus for unprecedented amounts of time.
Jeffrey Nguyen
Jeffrey Nguyen is an illustrator and graphic designer from Sarasota, FL. He specializes in book design for Young Adult and Adult Fiction and frequently collaborates with self-published authors on Reedsy. Upon graduation at Ringling College of Art and Design, he is accepting an intern position as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Hallmark. Apart from drawing, he can be found playing ping pong, exercising, or hanging out with friends at the beach.
Jenice Kim
Jenice is a Korean-Canadian illustrator, currently finishing her last year at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She loves working with playful shapes and bold colors to make something meaningful. She is interested in the relationship between people and places, and stories that arise somewhere in between. She loves discovering neat souvenirs, collecting postcards, and finding inspiration within unexpected moments.
Jianrong Lin
Jianrong Lin is a New York based freelance illustrator. His work is targeted for editorial and advertising markets. He studied at Fashion Institute of Technology and received degrees in Fashion Illustration and General Illustration. "I am constantly inspired by the things around me, and I’m always trying hard to share my discoveries. My mission is to tell visual stories and convey messages and ideas through my imagery in an interesting way." Says Jianrong.
Jiemin Yang
Jiemin is passionate for both visual and performing arts. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, dancer, and choreographer currently based in New York. He has illustrated for children's books and advertising materials. He particularly loves to illustrate fun characters that can amuse and delight people. Recently graduated from Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, he is looking to use his multiple creative skills to inspire the world. (web: | Instagram: jyang113)
Jordan Moss
Jordan Moss is an illustrator and designer from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design. She works mainly in digital illustration, and her interests range from editorial to print making. She draws inspiration from plants and late night runs for french fries. Email:
Joy Ho
Born and raised in Singapore, Joy Ho will be graduating this May with a BFA in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art with Art History and Book Arts. She is the Society's 2016 Will Eisner Scholar and was at NPR last fall as an illustration intern. Her comic Dogswurld, was recently awarded Silver Medal for Special Format at MoCCA. She will be pursuing a career in editorial work, comics and anything creative she can get her hands on after she graduates.
Junce Lu
My name is JunCe Lu, and I come from China.I am in the illustration Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Through Illustration I am able to show my creativity through each project and at the same time. I am pushing my limitations on bring forth new ideas. I am an inventive person and I never stop trying out different styles and different types of medium when creating works of art. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Society of Illustrator competition.