My name is Joline Jourdain, and I am a recent college graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I found myself reading constantly to keep myself entertained. I loved reading scary stories with monsters and ghosts, as well as fantasy novels with princesses and fairies.
“I personally love to write with themes exploring ideas such as growing pains and change. I am interested in how these themes examine how people live and interact with each other, and how change affects the lives of said people.”
I graduated with my BFA in Illustration with a minor in English this past May. Midway in my college career I discovered that I enjoy storytelling and I began to explore writing and illustration in my work. I love to create stories that capture the spectrum of the human experience. I personally love to write with themes exploring ideas such as growing pains and change. I am interested in how these themes examine how people live and interact with each other, and how change affects the lives of said people. Now, post-graduation I am continuing to explore how I illustrate, and I could tremendously benefit from the guidance from the living masters in the field.
I have many favorite artists, but I particularly admire the works of Frank Miller, Edward Kinsella, Bob Peak, Sterling Clinton Hundley, and Takehiko Inoue to name a few. I enjoy the sense of color and space that these artists employ in their work, as well as the dynamic gestures of their subjects.
I’ve wanted to study at the Art Students League ever since I was in high school. I’ve always heard about the amazing classes the League offers from my high school teachers, college professors, and even amongst my friends. I would be honored to be able to take a class here so that I can continue to grow as an artist.
Haitian / Vincentian
Fashion Institute of Technology