Jade is a professional artist and designer, born and raised on the Isle of Man, educated at the Buchan and King William’s College, eventually going on to gain a BA in Fine Art from University College Isle of Man and Liverpool John Moore’s University. With 10 years experience working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from her home in the North of the island, Jade has worked on design commissions for many international clients as well as local ones.
Jade also works full time running her own online business; in 2014 she set up the ‘Candy Doll Club’ selling merchandise and products featuring her own designs to thousands of customers all over the world, gaining her a collective online following of around 55,000. Her colourful products are regularly shipped to every continent except Antarctica and her designs are stocked in independent shops in America, Europe and Australia. She also licenses illustrations and has had her original designs sold via Topshop, ASOS, Selfridge’s, Nordstrom and Anthropologie.
With a keen interest in literature, theatre and music as well as the visual arts, Jade is a regular attendee of local events and shows across the island. The creative arts have been a lifelong obsession for Jade, from a very young age her main interests were art and books and these are interests that she never really grew out of. Nowadays if she’s not in her studio drawing, designing or painting, you’ll probably find her curled up with a book or busy writing one of her own.
In early 2019 she was one of the Gef the Mongoose 30 under 30 finalists and was also chosen to paint Joey, the TT rider wallaby, for the Hospice Wallabies Gone Wild trail.
As the youngest member of the council, Jade is most looking forward to engaging with the island’s younger and more up-and-coming creatives.
Joined the Arts Council in 2019