Jessica Bellamy is a 2017 Adobe Creative Resident and Motion Infographic designer. She tells visual stories using data and personal narratives. As a Design Justice advocate, Jessica started her design career working with nonprofits and community groups to create compelling explainers that break down complex service and policy information.
In 2015, she created a small design agency called GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio in Louisville, KY.
In 2017, she created a hands-on workshop called Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon. Since then, she has given Graphic Ally Hackathons at several conferences, and major universities. The hackathon focuses on teaching creatives how to make information graphics in partnership with nonprofits. She is also the creator of the Infographic Wheel. The Infographic Wheel is a handheld design tool that helps creatives select a visual layout for any dataset.
In the Fall of 2018, Jessica Bellamy visited ArtCenter for a week-long Designmatters Residency. During that week Jessica hosted a workshop entitled – Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon. Later that day she presented a lecture around “Creative Impact: Equity in Information and Experience Design”.
She had meetings with Student Government representatives, Chairs from Graphic Design and Interaction Design, as well as graduate students from Media Design Practices, and Undergraduate Designmatters Minor Students. During the week Jessica also visited Designmatters Transdiciplinary courses for lecture and midterm critique.