Jessica Dame

Jessica Dame is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Columbia, South Carolina. Originally from Virginia, she grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent her days organizing her sticker collections, crafting illustrated stories, and drawing sea life. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Art in Art History and from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Library and Information Science.

The natural world, fashion, book illustration, and design are among Jessica’s strongest sources of inspiration. Jessica works in mixed media and has a particular love for ink, watercolor, gouache, and found paper. Under the moniker of Lady Dame Prints, her evocative designs appear on greeting cards, postcards, and stickers.

Jessica has exhibited in Virginia and South Carolina, and has participated in pop-up markets locally for Anthropologie, JCrew, and The Collective. She has published in Skirt! Magazine, Sea Foam Magazine, Reply magazine, and Kakalak 2017, and can be found in the Women Who Draw directory and the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory.

Retailers Over the Top Boutique | Pelliclaude

Past Exhibitions & Events


June Featured Artist | The Loft @ 115| Ridgeway SC

Mother’s Day Pop-up| JCrew | Columbia SC

Arts on the Ridge | Downtown Ridgeway| Ridgeway SC

63rd Annual Art Auction | McMaster Gallery| Columbia SC

Spring Pop-up Market| Anthropologie | Columbia SC

March Local Artist | It’s the Little Things | West Columbia SC


Pop-up Market| Pelliclaude | Columbia SC

State Fair Juried Art Show | SC State Fair | Columbia SC

Art Walk on Carlisle | The Collective | Columbia SC

Juried Art Show | Rosewood Art and Music Festival | Columbia SC

Figure Out | Tapp’s Arts Center | Columbia SC

Pop-up Market | The Collective | Columbia SC

Arts on the Ridge | Downtown Ridgeway| Ridgeway SC

Women Speak Art Gallery | SC State Library | Columbia SC

Cool Beans Exhibit #3 | Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC


Juried Art Show | SC State Fair | Columbia SC

October Featured Artist | It’s the Little Things | West Columbia SC

Cool Beans Exhibit #2Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC


Cool Beans Exhibit #1Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC


Annual ArtCNU Majors Exhibit | Christopher Newport UniversityNewport News VA


Invidia: Gallery Des Refusés | Christopher Newport University | Newport News VA


The Next Generation | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center | Hampton VA


Preliminary | Thomas Nelson Community College | Williamsburg VA


Vanity | Phoebus Art Factory | Hampton VA