Vancouver Artist. Podcast Host. Actor. Model. Photographer. 

jade pattenden


A little bit about me...

I was born in Melrose, Scotland to my Zambian mother and Scottish father. I immigrated to Canada at the age of eleven and moved to Vancouver in 2015 and it has been my home ever since.


Born into a creative family, art has always been a major part of my life. I started with drawings and gradually worked my way up into painting. In high school I quickly fell in love with creating portraits. I believe there is beauty in the expression of one's eyes, and I love the challenge of showing it in a piece of art.


My first modelling experience was for a hair salon in Saskatoon, SK. I was twelve years old. Growing up shy, I didn't venture further into the modelling world until a few years later, when I met our family friend, Jennilee (@vampmakeup). She is a make-up artist and asked my sisters and I to do a shoot with her. I then worked on projects with her here and there throughout my time in Saskatoon, and it really helped me come out of my shell. In Vancouver I have worked on collaborations and further expanded my portfolio. In 2016 I got to work on my first music video ("Ill Wind" by Jody Glenham and the Dreamers), did my first runway show (for Herschel Supply and Co. Product Launch), and joined the Nobasura: Rad Kids agency. After Rad Kids closed their modeling division, I reperesented myself for bookings for a while. In 2019, life came full circle when the incredible woman who hired me for my first paid gig in Vancouver (Mila, for the Herschel Runway show), opened her own agency Legends Cafe.


I started working in the film industry in 2015, and I have enjoyed every moment. I started as a background performer, and it has led me to do work as a stand-in and photodouble on tv and movie sets. In 2017, I signed with an acting agency for principle work, and have begun slowly building my principle acting resumé and taking classes. I am currently represented by Nuance Talent Management in Vancouver, BC.


In my spare time I like to read, sew, knit, cook... (you know, all the basic granny lifestyle things) and collaborate with creative people. I also started a podcast named "I'm An Adult, Now What?" aimed at young adults, with the goal of helping people figure out adulthood, share self-help ideas, and hopefully help listeners view life in a new way.


I created this website so I could have an online portfolio. I hope you enjoy visiting it. Contact me if you'd like to collaborate. Thanks for stopping by!

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