Jarett Sitter

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Jarett is a Chinese-German-Polish mixed media artist based in Calgary, Alberta. He has a BFA from the University of Lethbridge's New Media program. Moving back to Calgary upon graduation, this is where Jarett continues to create artwork.

Jarett's illustrations delve deep into the dreamlike and the fantastical, with outsider themes of the misunderstood monster being a common thread within their work. A narrative usually arises, making his art accessible to the casual viewer but rewarding scrutiny and contemplation by revealing more about the piece. Jarett's illustrations mix ink and digital mediums, and as an animator, these illustrations are often given life within video. He has created artwork for a wide variety of projects including, album covers, gig posters, band merch, editorial illustrations, magazine covers, music festival promo material, film festival promo, theatre productions, public art installations and more.

Jarett grew up watching cartoons and eating grilled cheese sandwiches, things he still enjoys to this day. Jarett is strongly influenced by music, and has had the opportunity to expand upon his love of music and animation within various music video projects.

In past years Jarett has been nominated for awards including a Juno Award for Best Video of the Year, a Much Music Video Award nomination for Rock Music Video of the Year, and a Much Music Video Award nomination for Best Post-Production in a Video. In 2016 he was selected as 1 of 12 Canadian artists to appear on season 2 of CBC's Crash Gallery which aired in early 2017. Jarett is also an active member on the QuickDraw Animation Society board of directors.

Some clients include:

  • Saucony
  • Sony Music Entertainment 
  • Warner Bros Records 
  • Universal Music Group 
  • University of Calgary
  • Polaris Music Prize 
  • Republic Records 
  • Columbia Records 
  • The Calgary Undergroud Film Festival
  • Sled Island 
  • FFWD Weekly 
  • CJSW 90.9 FM 
  • CKXU 88.3 FM 
  • Last Gang Records 
  • Hollywood Records 
  • Paper Bag Records 
  • Creative Control
  • BeatRoute Magazine
  • FREQ Magazine
  • Village Brewery
  • Calgary Folk Music Festival