A Solo Art Show by Jillian Adel
Opening 09.06.19 at Nous Tous LA



I will be opening my first solo art show, A Bloodied Kind of Hope, this fall at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles on Friday, September 6th, 2019. The show will feature typographically-based drawings and paintings that explore darkness as a form of healing. Taking a deeply personal look at relationships, family, love, lust, friendship, and the relationships between adulthood and the inner child, this work isn’t afraid to dive into emotions that are typically met with fear and shame in polite society. But, in this space, we’ll celebrate heartbreak, anger, sadness, frustration, disappointment, and loneliness for the universal humanity they imply and the connection and healing they’re able to provide when brought out of the darkness and into the light.

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design and art direction

I have been designing in both staff and freelance roles for over a decade for clients such as: Netflix, Target, Uber, Apple, The New York Times, and Plannet Parenthood. I am currently freelancing out of Los Angeles, CA on brand design, key art and entertainment design, lettering/typography, and illustration.

Looking to hire me for communication design work? Please contact me at Hello@JillianAdel.com to view my portfolio.

writing and storytelling

Between zines and online publishing, I have been telling oral and written stories and writing poetry/prose for three years. You can read my monthly column, The Margin, which explores the intersection of radical ideals and conservative/corporate America, on Design Matters. You can read my stories, articles, and poetry/prose on BustMedium, and Tumblr.