Jess Patterson

Jess Patterson


  • Location: Belfast
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Jess is a director, animator and filmmaker originally from Dublin, Ireland, living and working full time in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Since joining Jam Media in 2016, Jess has worked in a variety of roles on a number of high profile children's TV shows including Amazon's upcoming preschool series ‘Jessy & Nessy’, Nickelodeon's ‘Becca's Bunch’, CBBC's ‘Little Roy’ and ‘Zogcast’ and most recently as an Assistant Director on an exciting new show called ‘Aha! Island’ for WGBH in the USA.

In 2016 Jess got the chance to write and direct a pilot episode for ‘Mystery Soup’, a series created by Victoria Manifold and Hannah Jacobs, the winners of BBC’s pitch programme ANIM8 ‘16.

In 2019 she created and directed a music video combining live-action and animation for Irish band The Riptide Movement

Jess completed her first professional short film 'The Wiremen' in 2018, recieving the Oscar qualifying James Horgan Award at The Galway Film Fleadh 2018, Best Irish Animation at the Animation Ireland Awards 2019 and Best Short Animation at the Dublin animation Film Festival ‘19. The short has gone on to screen internationally at festivals in America and Europe, as well as at home in the UK and Ireland.

Work History

Storyboard Artist & 2D Animator - Jessy & Nessy - Amazon - JAM Media

Mar 2018 - Mar 2020

Director - I'll Be There - Music Vid. The Riptide Movement - JAM Media

Nov 2018 - May 2019

Assistant Director - Aha Island - Jam Media

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

Director - The Wiremen - JAM Media / Frameworks

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Storyboard Revisionist + Art Dept - Becca's Bunch - Nickelodeon - JAM Media

Mar 2017 - Apr 2018

Director - Mystery Soup - BBC ANIM8 Pilot Episode - JAM Media

Nov 2016 - Mar 2017


BA Hons Animation - First Class Hons - Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Deign and Technology

Sep 2011 - May 2015