• jessica ticchio •


Jessica Ticchio was born in 1994 in Sydney, Australia.
She is THE LEAD DESIGNER AT studio messa (SPECIALISING IN GRAPHIC, EXPERIENTIAL & SPATIAL DESIGN), AND enjoys illustration, 3D & photography in her spare time.

Jessica’s skills include concept ideation & creative direction, research & development, print and digital design (branding, publication layouts, realistic mock ups & styling, image retouching), Squarespace website design, illustration, 3d renders and photography. 

In 2017, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Design at UNSW Art & Design, accruing multiple awards of excellence throughout the four year course. This includes three consecutive years on the Dean’s List, Class 1 Honours and UNSW’s University Medal for Design - “the University’s highest possible recognition of an undergraduate student” (last awarded in 2012).

Jessica has been working in the design industry since 2011, and is currently the Lead Designer at Studio Messa. Over the years, she has worked at multiple studios, had her work exhibited at the Australian Design Centre (Darlinghurst) and has taught design workshops at Miami Ad School (Surry Hills).

she has worked on commercial projects for Nike, vogue, amex, ISSEY MIYAKE and more:

American Express  •  Bacardi Martini  •  Bombay Sapphire  •  Bondi Icebergs Club  •  Bronte Rd Bistro  •  Calvin Klein  •  Canon  •  Channel Nine  •  Grey Goose  •  Issey Miyake  •  Jameson  •  Marc Jacobs  •  Mercedez-Benz  •  Moro  •  Nike  • The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) •  Penfolds  •  Purple Sneakers  •  Rimmel London  •  Rowers On Cooks River  •  St-Germain  •  Vivid Sydney  •  Vogue  • and more

whilst simultaneously pursuing a number of personal projects:

Conflicting Reality • Double Vision •  Illustration  •  Photography3D ArtworkThe Bones & The Bees  •  'Melt' Illustration Series + Zine  •  The Coralite  +  The Coralite Book  •  Gee Whiz Grip


Find out more:

• The Loop Profile
• Instagram
• LinkedIn Profile
download CV (last updated 2017)
& please feel free to direct any enquiries to jessicaticchio@gmail.com



‘18 • Promoted to Lead Designer of Studio Messa
'17 • 
Awarded the University Medal for Design, UNSW Art & Design
(The first recipient of this medal since 2012)
'16 • Graduated from UNSW Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design with Class 1 Honours
'16 • Selected for the "Designing Bright Futures" Exhibition (Australian Design Centre)
'16 • The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, UNSW Art & Design
'15 • The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, UNSW Art & Design
'15 • "Value Your Mind" Exhibition - 2nd place award, Student Minds UNSW
'14 • The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, UNSW Art & Design
'13 • “Art On Paper” Art Award, Youngest Finalist (Hazelhurst Galley, Gymea)
'12 • “Art Rules” Art Award Finalist (Hazelhurst Galley, Gymea)
'12 • 8th in NSW for HSC Studies of Religion 1
'12 • Premier’s Award for HSC All-Round Excellence
+ Speaker on Catholic Education Office’s HSC Student Panel
'12 • 1st Place School Medals for HSC Business Studies, HSC General Maths, HSC Studies of Religion 1; 2nd Place School Ranking in HSC Information Processing & Technology; 3rd Place School Ranking in HSC Visual Art


'19 • "Rose Rouge” Group Exhibition
Kaisu, Akasaka (Tokyo)
(film photography)

'19 • "Gaze" The Soft Collective Group Exhibition
Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale
(film photography)

'18 • The Naptown Collective Feature
(following our collaboration on the "DOUBLE VISION" shirt)

'17 • "Print & Staple" Micro Zine Fair
Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale
(selling my illustrative zine "MELT")

'17 • "Lucky I'm A Lady" Group Exhibition
Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale

'16 • "Designing Bright Futures" Group Exhibition
Australian Design Centre, Darlinghurst
(graphic design)

'15 • "Value Your Mind" Group Exhibition
Student Minds, UNSW, Kensington

'14 • Menaçe Magazine Feature
(on Gee Whiz

'13 • Manifesto Magazine Feature
(on my art work & process)

'13 • "Body of Narratives" Group Exhibition
CofaSpace, UNSW Paddington
(jewellery design)

'13 • 3 Saints Cafe Group Exhibition

'13 • “Art On Paper” Art Award
Hazelhurst Galley, Gymea

'12 • “Art Rules” Art Award
Hazelhurst Galley, Gymea