Jessie Vital

Jesse Vital is a Hollywood based, freelance sketch artist, illustrator and designer who works primarily behind the scenes in entertainment
advertising. In his 5 years as a professional Illustrator, he has worked on almost every type of project from Disney cartoons to Paris Hilton reality TV shows.

Vital graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and continued his fine art training at Maryland Institute in Baltimore. His primary focus throughout was on
traditional drawing and oil painting techniques. These days Vital’s work is almost exclusively created using the computer which he was introduced to through working in advertising agencies. He uses a combination of Corel Painter and Photoshop along with a Wacom Cintiq to get a “hand drawn” finish that was once thought imposable to achieve digitally. The infinite flexibility of a digital “sketch” has proven extremely useful in a fast pace world ruled by tight deadlines and impossibly high expectations. Currently, Vital is working on a collection of poster art that features rock n roll icons, and you can also find him sitting in on a local life drawing workshop.