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About Jess

Jessica Furtado is a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography, paint, and collage. Her product designs have been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, & InTouch Magazine. She is a the former owner of the popular shop, All You Need is Pug, which was highlighted as an Etsy Featured Seller and featured in multiple Etsy Editors' Picks lists. Jessica's writing and visual art have appeared in dozens of publications, and her debut chapbook is forthcoming from BatCat Press.

Jess has over 15 years of experience as a photographer, specializing in portraiture, colorful flatlays, and capturing artists in action. She is available for photo sessions throughout Massachusetts and New England.

An entrepreneur since the age of 16, Jess enjoys helping fellow artists and small businesses to tell their stories. Her broad range of skills makes her a versatile freelance assistant, and she supports creatives in becoming more visible through authentic photography that shapes and celebrates their brand. Jess is also experienced in writing catchy, clearly communicated copy, and helping businesses to build and maintain their social media presence.

As a children's librarian for several years, Jess garnered a passion for education, and she looks forward to developing engaging workshops for all ages in the near future.

Select Exhibitions & Projects

2022  (Forthcoming) Second Nature: Portraits of Resilience, project in collaboration with Creative Haverhill & funded in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council & Massachusetts Cultural Council.

2021   Commissioned designer of Haverhill Art Walk poster and map series for Creative Haverhill.

2020  Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard in Haverhill, MA, followed by exhibition of Firsthand: A Portrait Project to Close the Distance. This project was highlighted on the front pages of The Eagle Tribune, Haverhill Gazette, and Haverhill Life.

For a full list of publications and projects, please visit Jessica's personal portfolio here.