About the Artist
Jen has worked on a wide variety of projects including children’s books, educational illustration, editorial illustration, games, gift products and web illustration for clients such as Macmillan Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Penhaligon’s Friends, The National Marine Aquarium and The National Maritime Museum.
Crazy, funky creatures express Jen’s love of life. Her characterful images begin life in her sketchbooks, and with the use of her trusty Mac & the occasional dash of indian inks and gum arabic, become the colourful and bold illustrations that mark her work and make you smile.
Jen has lived on the beautiful Isles of Scilly most of her life, is now based in Cornwall & works for clients worldwide.
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I studied graphic design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.