The Digital Jamaicans in Media To Watch 2020 Nominees

By Kadia Francis | January 6, 2019 | 5 min read

Ilustration by Anya Perepelkina

Digital media offers us an accessible way to broadcast our individuality, authenticity and cultural uniqueness to the world. For the first time, we the everyday regular degular people now have an opportunity and the wherewithal to tell our own stories, share our own experiences, form our own communities and most importantly to be heard. 

These are the Jamaicans who have decided to put their voices forward, who are actively engaged and innovating in the local digital media space.

They are using these new mediums to communicate their thoughts, ideas, perspectives all the while adding value and nuance to the space.

  MEDIA NOMINEES

 

Anjuii James-Sawyers

Joelle is a young super-talented Jamaican illustrator, digital artist and aspiring animator who ‘dabbles’ in the areas of  Character Design, Motion Graphics, User Interface Design, 3D Animation and 2D Cutout Animation.

She graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Programme at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). Her graduate class is the first cohort to complete the programme.

Joelle is now a member of the Listen Mi Caribbean crew, an award winning Animation Studio & Design Lab with an eye for young talent. 

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Aeron Cargill

Aeron is a multi-disciplined artist whose work spans mediums. He is in equal measure and talent an illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist, designer and photographer. He is a published illustrator who has contributed to multiple titles including the Jamaica Journal and several children’s educational books.

What’s more, he is a published illustrator in his own right with his new project Jamaican Proverbs Illustrated, an ebook featuring classic and lesser known Jamaican Proverbs written in Jamaican.

My favourite work from Aeron is a fine art series called The Imaginarium of the Antilles  It’s a beautifully illustrated series featuring common and indiginous Caribbean animals dressed in fineries and depicted in a stately manner.

 

Anjuii James-Sawyers

Joelle is a young super-talented Jamaican illustrator, digital artist and aspiring animator who ‘dabbles’ in the areas of  Character Design, Motion Graphics, User Interface Design, 3D Animation and 2D Cutout Animation.

She graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Programme at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). Her graduate class is the first cohort to complete the programme.

Joelle is now a member of the Listen Mi Caribbean crew, an award winning Animation Studio & Design Lab with an eye for young talent. 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Gluten Free Juii 🇯🇲 (@iamanjuii) on

Aeron Cargill

Aeron is a multi-disciplined artist whose work spans mediums. He is in equal measure and talent an illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist, designer and photographer. He is a published illustrator who has contributed to multiple titles including the Jamaica Journal and several children’s educational books.

What’s more, he is a published illustrator in his own right with his new project Jamaican Proverbs Illustrated, an ebook featuring classic and lesser known Jamaican Proverbs written in Jamaican.

My favourite work from Aeron is a fine art series called The Imaginarium of the Antilles  It’s a beautifully illustrated series featuring common and indiginous Caribbean animals dressed in fineries and depicted in a stately manner.

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