Jesse Jackson-Stakem



The video was one of the first animations that I made, and I made it in photoshop. I wanted to learn how to make a GIF so I taught myself how to animate with just a picture in Photoshop. Before then, I had only worked with still images in Photoshop and film in Premiere Pro. I hadn’t thought of a name for it but you could call it “Comienzo” because it helped start my exploration of a whole new medium of art: animation. 


My name is Jesse, I’m 17 years old, and I’m from Santa Cruz, California. I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember, and once I started working with digital art, my passion for art basically exploded. I’m constantly trying to find ways to bring my artistic background into everything I do. As of now, I consider myself a Photographer and Illustrator, with heavy interest in fashion, filmmaking, and graphic design. I look forward to the future, and what it holds for me.