Why Artglish?

Every day, creative people are changing the world. Good design can make our lives better and an image or performance can help us connect with each other. Art and design can cross cultural boundaries to share a global message without words and bring people together. 🌎🌍🌏

But sometimes this “language” of art is not enough, and we must be able to speak or write about our work to interview for a job, apply for an artist residency, present our work to colleagues, or sell our work online. 🗣✍️💻

That’s where Artglish comes in. I help artists and designers to write and speak about their work with confidence. As you can see on my About page video, I have many years of training and experience in art, design, and teaching English. So you can spend less time worrying about your English and more time changing the world with your creativity! 👩‍💻👨‍🎨🙌

I offer many different services to help you reach your goals, but it all starts with the Portfolio Language Review. Knowing how to describe your work and your process is the key to everything else. Once you have a solid grasp of how to talk or write about your portfolio, the easier other tasks will become. If you’re interested in learning more about my Portfolio Language Review or my approach to online coaching, please email me. ✨✨✨

Mini-Course

The Portfolio Language Mini-Course is a free email series to help you improve your portfolio in three ways.

♦️ Day 1: Check Your Credibility
The first topic is credibility, which is what allows people to trust you. One important way to improve your credibility is to correct the mistakes in your English. On the first day of the course, I share eight tips and a free resource to help you do that.

♦️ Day 2: Check Your Terminology
The second topic is terminology, which means speaking the language of your industry. On the second day of the course, I share seven ideas for choosing the best terminology to describe your work.

♦️ Day 3: Check Your Hierarchy
The third topic is hierarchy, which is what makes your portfolio easy to understand visually. Improving your hierarchy can help your audience to stay engaged with your work longer. On the final day of the course, I share seven suggestions to make your hierarchy clear and compelling.

🤩 After completing this course, you’ll be able to share your portfolio with greater confidence!

Sign up and try it!

Success Stories

In addition to working with professional online clients, I’ve also been helping young artists and designers improve their English since 2012 while teaching at the Academy of Art University and the California College of the Arts.

Although these students are adapting to a new culture and often feel shy about speaking English, they always accomplish great things in my class. It is a joy to see how much they can transform and improve in just a few months. I’m very proud of their successes which continue to inspire me.

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Maria Augusta – São Paulo, Brazil

“Jessica focused on my specific needs and tailor the sessions to my needs, was well prepared, explained and presented the topics in a very clear and simple way. I felt that the sessions were very effective.”

Sean – San Jose, U.S.

“She gave me many good methods to improve my communication and presentation skills. . . . After these trainings, my managers and colleagues felt that my communication and presentation got better than before.

She is very patient, actively encourage trainee to overcome troubles during practices. She is very intelligent, very nice.”

Qianhui – Shenyang, China

“The course is helpful for my English and art related further study. I am thankful for that Jessica spent a lot of time on course setup, online one to one meeting and feedback. It would be great for art major students or emerging artists or designers. Really appreciate for what Jessica taught me.”