Jessica Newman's work focuses on urban landscapes and cityscapes. Her background in architecture and design informs her structures and compositions. Her style is contemporary realism with a focus on pleasing color schemes that are often in opposition with the lonely and desolate subject matter.

Jessica Newman is a professor at the Newschool of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of California-San Diego and The University of California-San Diego, Extension. She is also an internationally published author. Her textbook Perspective and Sketching for Designers has been published in both English and Chinese.