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Plant City Observer Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 3 years ago

Meet the Artist

by: Amber Jurgensen Managing Editor

In 1985 a Commodore 64 computer and a Koala Pad drawing tablet planted a seed in then 7-year-old Jesse Starr’s mind.

Since that time he’s been on the pulse of technological advancements, teaching himself everything from Photoshop to building computer generated 3-D models of his designs for printing. By spending his life with the latest and greatest tools Starr has learned to utilize software, technology and art as a package much in the same way a Transformer can morph it’s shape and function. His workflow allows him to go from concept sketch, to a design phase, all the way to the final minute of a print or the last touch on a fabricated prototype.

Starr’s clientele is as diverse as his skill set: from designing a pirate-themed boat wrap for Shaquille O’Neal to 3-D modeling and fabricating monster trucks for Feld Entertainment.

His ballpoint pen portraits, sometimes mistaken for photographs, have been sold all over the world.

When he’s not designing Starr spends his time upgrading the lab and dominating the server on Battlefield 4.


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Jesse Starr


Email: [email protected]


Instagram: @JesseStarrArt

Make sure to check out a time lapse of Jesse Starr drawing the cover of the 2015 Football Preview in the main preview tab.

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