Christmas stamp, PostNL x MOAM

This year I had the honour of designing a Christmas stamp for the Dutch postal service in collaboration with MOAM. They asked 10 designers to create an artwork inspired by the Christmas stories of 10 Dutch celebrities.
I made an illustration for Tineke Schouten a famous Dutch comedian with stage characters that are colourful and outspoken. She told me about her Christmas memories and traditions which mainly focus on humble celebrations with family, going to church and the comfort / warmth of being with loved ones. View all Christmas stamps on the PostNL + MOAM website, some nice mentions on VOGUE and Harper’s Bazar.


Trend Bible

Proud to have my work featured in the Trend Bible Kid’s Lifestyle Autumn Winter 2017/18 trend publication (and a few more of my designs in future editions). Trend Bible is a home and interiors dedicated trend agency from the United Kingdom, you can view their work here
Bottom left, ‘triangle fields’ pattern by Jessica Nielsen.


Print & Pattern blog

Happy to see my new collection featured by Marie Perkins on the Print & Pattern blog today! (you might also know Marie from her musthave Print & Pattern books under the name Bowie Style).


How it works & website revamp

On the new HOW IT WORKS page you can read all about how to license a pattern and how you can commission me to design a pattern, including two forms to contact me directly. The page explains the process and the benefits of the two options for your project or product. I hope it helps you when deciding which option suits you best and answers some of the questions you might have. Also a few visual changes to make my website look nice and fresh. I hope you like it, please let me know if  you have any remarks / questions.
And from now on my website is also available in Dutch, ja toch!


KOEL magazine

A beautiful magazine for cool modern crafting and interior decor. Honored to be part of the first issue of KOEL magazine.  My sketches were translated by Koel into different needlework diy’s, you can view them here. If you’re into this new type of diy’s be sure to visit their website for more crafting ideas and patterns.
Image courtesy of KOEL.


Create Zine

Happy to be featured in the first edition of Create Zine, a unique independent publication created to showcase talent in global art, craft, design, direction, illustration and printmaking. You can download the zine via


Design Sponge

Honored with a great post on Design Sponge today! A top design blog from the USA and a personal favorite for years.
We offer two of my patterns as a phone / desktop background or gift wrap. You can read the post and download the designs here.


Award winner

Proud to announce that the Jumbo ‘Special Moments’ products have won an award. They won gold in the Vertex Awards, a global competition devoted exclusively to the art of Private Brand package design.
Packaging design: OD Agency
Illustrations / patterns: Jessica Nielsen


Print & Pattern – Geometric

Very proud to be featured in this book: Print and Pattern – Geometric by Bowie Style.
“This is the fourth title in series and focuses on designs made from geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, hexagons, etc, as well as dots, dashes, stripes etc. Styles featured include Native American, Scandinavian and Mid Century Modern. 101 Designers are showcased with 460 images all curated by P&P.”
The book is available here.


UPPERCASE Pattern Guide

UPPERCASE issue 21 is out! full of beautiful patterns, tips and advice from industry experts (representing companies, such as Surtex, Cloud9 Fabrics, teNeues), an interview with Lotta Jansdotter and of course the Surface Pattern Design Guide! so happy to be one of the 100 profiled artists.