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May 31, 2016

Reactor-88’s Custom Corner – The Graphix Chick


Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re featuring The Graphix Chick.

What’s your name?

I'm Jessica Esper or otherwise known as The Graphix Chick.  I came up with name, Graphix Chick to use as my gamer tag (xbox) back in the day before I was into customizing toys.

Where are you located?

I currently live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I'm a military brat and have lived all over the place.  I was born in France, went to 4 different high schools across the country and don't really see any place as being my true 'home'.  I spent my childhood growing up in Hawaii which is what inspires a lot of my ocean theme pieces.

Day job or full-time artist?

Both!  I have my own business doing graphic design and I'm a fine artist.  I pay most of my bills doing graphic design but also customize toys, helmets, bikes or just about anything for clients around the world.

Any random things you want people to know about you?

- I'm the oldest child of 8 kids. 

- I ride a dirt bike and used to have a sport bike.

- I lift weights 4 times a week.

- I have been coloring my hair funky colors for years. It's currently blue.

- I'm a gamer and my current game of choice is Fallout 4

- Traded in my MINI cooper for a Jeep with a 7'' lift and 35'' tires.  I love it!

- I have a passion for macro photography, especially close ups of jumping spiders

- Since I work from home my co-workers are Nacho and Taco. My two very bad cats.

How long have you been painting toys?

I have been painting toys since 2012.  Someone from Germany asked if I could paint a Munny for them and I asked them what a Munny was...

Anything specific you’d like people to know about your toy work (style, influences, special techniques, etc.)?

As you can probably already see I love painting with bold bright colors and using lots of black to emphasize the colors. I can't paint something without varnishing it!  I love the look of anything glossy.  I have so many brands of paint I can't even name them all.  Some of my favorites are Golden, Montana, Liquitex and Posca.  My influence is mostly from colors and patterns in nature, mostly insects like butterflies and beetles. 

Do you take commissions?

Yes, but I usually have a waiting list. Recently I have been a little more picky on what type of custom work I do.

Best way(s) for people to contact you/see your work/social links

The best way to contact me is through email: [email protected] or my website: www.thegraphixchick.com


Behance Portfolio – TheGraphixChick
Instagram - @TheGraphixChick

Twitter - @TheGraphixChick

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