Peggy Paredes Ricks

Illustration      Logo Design      Photography      Print Design      Children's Books      Job Stuff      Animations      Cakes & Pumpkins


Jestival is my art. I’m a multimedia designer based in NoVA. I currently work at Blue Arrow Strategies. I've previously worked with AppleTree Learning Institute, Oak Grove Technologies, Carney Inc., and Digital Video Express (DIVX).

I help you turn your ideas into stunning visuals.




Most of these drawings were created in my spare time for funsies. Others were client requests. I mostly draw using Adobe Animate and Procreate on the iPad.

Logo Design

Some of these logo designs were client requests for local schools and businesses. Others were submissions to win bids. Some are also, of course, for funsies. I mainly used Adobe Animate to create my logo designs.


My bachelor's degree is in photography. I discovered my love for it and switched majors while working on the completion of my required graphic design courses. No graphic design degree for me! Haha! 

Print Design

Some of my favorite college courses were in traditional printmaking. I enjoy crafting a personal card or invitation here and there, as well as making book covers and promotional signs. I also like the challenge of composition, color and typography.

Children's Books

A fantastic opportunity that was supposed to be a one book contract has now evolved into a seven year+ contract that includes thirteen illustrated books and reproducible graphics and illustrations to be used for young children's classroom materials.

Job Stuff

These are samples of various graphics I've created over the years that have been used by clients and companies that I've worked for. These assets include iconography, graphs, interfaces, and infographics. I mainly used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.


I prefer making 2D animations. There's a lot that can be done with Adobe Animate, and I have been using it since 1999. By studying traditional animation methods as well as furthering my skills digitally, I really look forward to making many more quick animations especially when requested to do so.

Cakes & Pumpkins

My favorite day of the year is Halloween and I've looked forward to carving my yearly pumpkin(s) ever since I was little. I like to keep my pumpkin style illustrative rather than 3D. I started getting into cake decorating as soon as I had my kids. Sadly, they've grown up much too quickly and no longer require extra birthday magic.