Artist CV (and some things I'm really proud of):

  • MA Graphic Design & Typography, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2017-2019

  • Shortlisted for Contemporary Cambridge Art Award and published in the Ruskin Arts book, 2018

  • Designer and front cover artist of the inaugural Ruskin Journal Annual, 2018

  • Illustrator of the first 'Wallop' beer label for the #1984symposium, 2017

  • Winner of Lasercut Paper Design Competition, November, 2016

  • The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design Graduate, 2016

  • BA (Hons) Business Studies 2:1, Open University, 2005


I'm Jessamine Payne - Jess for short.

I'm a mixed media graphic designer and illustrator creating art to tell stories and communicate ideas.  Hand created but digitally produced; my design work can be used in a variety of applications - from avatars to billboards.


I work from my home studio in the East of England where I sketch, paint, collage and ink up designs.  When not lettering a logo or painting a pattern you'll find me out and about taking photos of odd textures and landscapes for my work.

But enough about me. What can I do for you?

I help individuals, design agencies, art directors and publishers tell stories with graphics. I'm passionate about design and love to discover the social and emotional context of projects. My versatile approach to work means I can collaborate on a diverse range of projects.

How would we work together?


I try to make my production process both easy and fun for me and the client.  The first step is always a discussion.  Either on the phone or in person to understand what you are looking for.  If I think I can help I'll follow up with an email outlining a proposal with information about fees.


What you'll get from me during a project:

  • A questionnaire to aid discovery

  • Mood boards for art direction and conversation

  • Up to 3 art/design concepts

  • Final art/design concepts for approval

  • Digitized artwork/design suitable for your end use

  • A hand over presentation

  • A tonne of ingenuity & creativity :)


I try to make my process both easy and fun. The first step is always a discussion.  Either on the phone or in person to understand what you are looking for.  If I think I can help I'll follow up with an email outlining a proposal with information about fees.  Once you give me the 'OK' we then get our art direction set before I pitch up to three design concepts.  You'll then choose one for me to work on further.  We get the design just right and then we go into production and supply.  And at the end of the process, I'm always just a phone call away for support and your next project.

The design process map by Jessamine Payne

I don't know where to start - can you help?

Yes! Sometimes it can be overwhelming searching for art/design services - but fear not, I'm here to help in any way I can.  Take a look at my Request a Quote page which will hopefully hone and direct your initial thought process around your project.  And of course if you want to talk to me direct, please do.  My phone number is +00 44 (0)7771 701775.

How much will it cost?

Giving prices without knowing your specific project is always tricky.  To give you a rough idea my services can start from as little as £250 for a logo or single custom graphic rising to £2000+ for a website.  My patterns can be purchased from £450 with discount given for collections.  If you're looking for a bespoke surface pattern prices start from £450. Of course, if you want a specific quote, please request one here.

What area do you cover?

Although I'm based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, I work with clients all over the world.  I'm very happy to Skype to give you the face to face contact you may need if you're not local (just add me - Jessamine Payne).  Clients outside of the UK can pay their invoices via Paypal making it easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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Why don't you work with stock graphics?

Part of what I'm good at is developing graphics to tell your story.  Stock graphics (and by that I mean the ones you can purchase on the internet) can be used by anyone (with the right licenses) and therefore don't show you or your individualism.  Can you imagine spending a tonne of money on stock imagery only to find a competitor uses the same image or even worse it starts appearing on unsavoury material? So let's create you some awesome bespoke graphics that not only support your brand but show your originality. If photography is what you need let me take the photo's - or let me use my network of creative fellows to help out. Let's get you standing out from the crowd.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

I charge 50% of the fee (a deposit) on acceptance of the proposal (this will be in writing so the process is open and you know what you are getting from me) and charge 50% of the fee on completion of the project.  Sometimes things change along the way and if for some reason you need to cancel the project the deposit becomes non-refundable and all copyright of the work remains with me however you will not be charged anything further.  If for any reason I need to cancel the project you would be refunded your deposit in full.

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If you have further questions or just want to email/phone to have a chat, don't hesitate.  You can contact me via socials, email me on, ring +00 44 (0)7771 701775 or fill out the form below.

All images © Jessamine Payne 2017-2019