MiOra welcomes Alexis Jackson as their graphic artist. Alexis is only 23 years old and she has already accomplished so much!
Born and raised in Southern California, Alexis N. Jackson is a freelance visual artist with a variety of skills in 2D/3D motion graphics and traditional art media. At a very young age, Alexis’ passion in visual arts was introduced when she experienced difficulty in interacting with her peers and her academic studies, and in coping with her diagnosis of Sickle Cell Disease. She developed her drawing and craft skills as a way for her to make connections with her environment. Alexis is an advocate of the importance of visual arts for people with physical and mental disabilities, and for illustrating abstract concepts.
Her interest in the visual arts continue to flourish when she was introduced with animation skills. She began learning animation from middle to high school with Sony Pictures Media Arts Program (SPMAP)/Community Arts Partnership (CAP) at Watts Towers (2005-2011) — an after school animation/art program, developed under California Institute of the Arts (@CalArts). This program had led her to multiple opportunities in art and animation, such as CSSSA/Innerspark (2008) — a summer-intense program for high school aspiring artists; The Oxbow School (2010) — an art semester school for high school juniors and seniors; and in 2015, earning Bachelor’s of Art degree in Animation and Digital Arts from the @USC School of Cinematic Arts and a specialization in Web Development from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Most of Alexis’ inspiration for her artistic style comes from her travels. She has done international travel through study abroad programs like People to People Ambassador Programs (2009-2011) and Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy (2013). She visited countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium. Traveling helps her to expand her creativity, observation skills, and problem-solving skills, and to become more appreciative of another culture/sub-culture.
Alexis strives to inspire others to succeed in life through her art. She is currently pursuing American Sign Language interpreting at El Camino College in Torrance, CA, in the hopes to incorporate her advocacy in visual art for the American Deaf community.