My name is Jodi Kolpakov.
I am a designer + illustrator, thrifter, and foodie based in St. Louis, Missouri. I like making all kinds of things, from zines to animatcaricatures, and even fine art paintings! It keeps my practice exciting and fresh.
I specialize in illustration, caricatures, and social + digital media. I also work in the wedding industry, designing invitations and other various stationery.
I graduated with a BFA from Webster University in Graphic Design in 2018 and an MFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. I currently work as an adjunct professor and freelancer.
My personal work centers around narrative illustrations and animations, often reflecting on time, place, and soviet culture (my husband is Ukrainian/Russian!). My style tends to be surrealistic + exaggerated, with interesting color palettes and dark humor.
Outside of art-making, you can find me singing karaoke, antique shopping, or practicing my Russian (which I am still not very good at). Say hi on Instagram at @sloppyjodi!
Want to work with me? Tell me more about your project: email@example.com.