The Los Angeles Times has named Jessica de Jesus deputy design director of initiatives. De Jesus joined The Times in May 2021 in a temporary role as the senior art director for Image, leading and developing the art and design direction starting with the magazine’s third issue. In her new role, she’ll continue to oversee Image with a heavy focus on brand building as well as manage emerging projects.
Previously, she was the creative director at Bitch Media, a pop culture-focused feminist nonprofit media organization. She is also the founder of neonhoneytigerlily, a creative studio with a focus on empowering marginalized voices and designing for social good, and began her career as an art director for brand partnerships at GOOD. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and AIGA.
De Jesus was born in Manila, Philippines, grew up in New Haven CT, and holds a BFA in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has lived in LA for 10 years and says that she is looking forward to celebrating the beauty of the city through inclusive perspectives and storytelling across The Times.