I am an illustrator of Hopi and white descent. I explore my experiences living in two worlds as a biracial American.  I have never quite belonged entirely to either world but I think that gives me a unique perspective on life and I enjoy learning new things about both sides of my heritage.  I love exploring color and shape in my work and simplifying things like food and people to their most basic forms but still keeping them identifiable.  I also like turning those things into fun patterns for various surfaces like stationary, apparel, and packaging.  Some things we think are "Native American" don't have anything to do with any tribe at all so I invite you to explore my Hopi artwork and learn about a tribe that doesn't see a lot of representation in mainstream culture.  

Jessica Wiarda, Illustrator and Designer