Jessica Loy



MFAGraphic DesignRochester Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

Jessica Loy is an accomplished graphic designer, painter, and a professor at The Center for Art & Design at The College of Saint Rose, where she teaches graphic design and illustration. Ms. Loy lives in Delmar, New York. Jessica is also a children’s book author for Henry Holt and Company. She has three published books: “Follow The Trail,” “When I Grow Up,” and “Weird and Wild Animal Facts.”

Jessica earned her BFA in graphic design from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Her MFA in graphic design came from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. She also spent a semester in Cortona, Italy, pursuing drawing and printmaking as part of her graduate study.

Jessica worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in New York City before moving to the Albany area. She has over 25 years of experience in the field, and has earned awards from PRINT magazine, American Illustrators Annual and Communication Arts, as well as having her work exhibited in many galleries and museums.

Teaching Interests

Jessica has over 25 years of teaching experience at the college level. As a children’s book author, she also brings her teaching to elementary schools to expand on the concepts and ideas in her books.

Whether she is working with college students or children, Jessica’s main goal is to expand creative thinking and problem solving skills as well as develop curiosity. Curiosity is the road to learning.

Research/Creative Works

Jessica practices graphic design in her community; creating branding and promotional materials for various not-for-profit organizations and other clients. She is also a children’s book author with three books currently on the market, and she is always developing personal projects as a fine artist as time allows.