This blog post contains some of the most gifted Jamaican creatives that I follow and believe you should be following as well. This list is constantly being updated.
2020 was the year I got the opportunity to interact with some extraordinary and talented Jamaican creatives in industries ranging from photography to 3D illustration. I not only felt a sense of national pride but also felt a surge of motivation to keep practising my craft.
I created this collection of Jamaican creatives because I wanted my readers to know about the insane level of creativity packed into this little island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica is known for its music, dance, food and athletics but not enough attention is given to our artists and developers.
The Jamaican creatives listed below are categorised by the area the majority of their work falls under. Additionally, clicking their names will take you to their portfolio/social media pages.
Jamaican Graphic Designers
- Kluster Inc. - Jamaican Brand Identity Designer that specialises in minimal logos and illustrations.
- Deangelo.jpeg - Jamaican Graphic Designer that specialises in sports designs and photography.
- Justyne Paton - Jamaican Brand Identity Designer.
- Kenneil Smith - Jamaican Graphic Designer
Jamaican Web Designers
- Humbird Media - Jamaican husband and wife digital media company that covers web design and social media management.
- John Gordon Co. - Jamaican freelance app, software and web developer
- Latoya Dalling - Jamaican Web Designer.
Jamaican UX/UI Designers
- Shamari Cooper - Jamaican UX/UI Specialist and Brand Identity Designer
- Jodi-Ann Dyer - Jamaican UX/UI Designer, Content Creator and Digital Marketer
- Kori Solomon - Jamaican UX/UI Designer and Creative Director at Blackbrd Media
- Samantha Hay - Jamaican Lettering Artist, Designer and Illustrator
- CeejArts - Jamaican Illustrator that focuses on portraits with a creative twist
- Shane Bygrave - Jamaican 3D Illustrator and Graphic Designer
- Sanjay Charlton - Jamaican Illustrator and concept artist
- Kerr Toons - Jamaican illustrator that specialises in portrait, abstract and political art.
- DONE Films - Jamaican Videographer that produces short films and documentaries that cover topics like HIV/AIDs and student experiences overseas.
- Dezignr Studios - Small Jamaican video studio that specialises in music videos and lyric videos.
- Nicholas A Johnson - Jamaican commercial and wedding photographer
- Epic Shots By J - amaican commercial photographer, motion graphic artist and videographer.
- 876ix Tuners - Jamaican Automobile Photographer and Web Developer.
- Nix Studios Ja - Jamaican freelance portrait photographer
- Phoenix Studioz Ja - Jamaican portrait photographer. (Mature content)
- Andrew Grey - Jamaican photographer who specialises in landscape and macrophotography
- Zhaneirie - Jamaican writer and journalist that covers topics related to the entertainment industry.
- Melissa Talbert - Jamaican writer that covers topics related to pop-culture like esports and tabletop gaming.
- Nasanta's Reel - Jamaican podcast that covers topics related to her personal journey as a Christian woman in the modern world.
- Lights, Camera: REAL LIFE - A podcast hosted by Jamaican award-winning actor and performance coach Philip Clarke where he interviews different Jamaican artists and personalities.
- Creative Couch Ja. - Creative Couch Ja is a Jamaican web series aiming to expose talented individuals and entrepreneurs who are making waves in their fields.
- Human Be-ings Podcast - A podcast hosted by Neekie and Allie that focuses on interviews with humans from all walks of life.
As a fellow Jamaican creative, I love to showcase some other Jamaicans who may not have the same web presence. Be sure to give them a follow and let them know I sent you 😁.
Are you a Jamaican creative and want to connect? You can find me on LinkedIn.
Planning to study visual design in college? Read this post on the three best Jamaican graphic design schools.
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