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Hi my name is Jessica Newton and I am the creator of Dust & Dandelions.

It’s my desire to create interesting and engaging pieces that connect with people.

Whether it’s a piece of jewellery that a person carries around with them or one of my illustrations hanging on their wall or a card with a message in it from someone who cares.

One of my favourite subject matters is animals because people connect with them and individual meanings to different people. In my more detailed work I like creating a story or using subtle metaphors which leave a lasting impression.


bee onlineI got my Diploma in Communication Arts and Design, at the Design & Arts College in 2011, in Christchurch. After I graduated I returned to my home town Dunedin, to do various freelancing work, then in late 2012 I decided to start Dust & Dandelions. My work is highly influenced by where I live and many of the flowers I have drawn are based on photographs from my garden.

I am available for freelance illustration projects and also graphic design check out my portfolio.

The majority of my illustrations are printed on metallic paper and I upcycle where I can. I am always creating new products and experimenting with new ideas.

My work is currently stocked at:

Design Withdrawals – Dunedin
Moi Design – Dunedin

Hapa – Christchurch

Matchbox Studios – Wellington

Kings Emporium – Herbert

Tía Emma – Frankfurt



Hope you enjoy my website.

Check out my Facebook page for my latest updates and find out when I am going to be at a market near you.