A Little Bit About Me...
hello I’m Jade, a twenty-something freelance Illustrator, artist, graphic designer, book addict, vintage lover, total geek and full time daydreamer!
I like to design fun things for people including: logos, posters, business cards, packaging, flyers + other bespoke creations. For more info check out my Commissions gallery
I also like to draw girls with rainbow pastel hair, pretty clothes + lots of cute tattoos, collectively known as the Candy Doll Club
I live in the Isle of Man, which is a little island in the middle of the Irish Sea right in between England and Ireland.
FAQ - learn a little bit more about me...
What are your favourite colours?
You wouldn't think it looking at my work but my favourite colours are Red and Black.
Do you use a drawing tablet?
No. Everything I do is edited or drawn using the trackpad on my macbook.
Is being an illustrator your real job?
Yes! I've worked freelance as an illustrator and graphic designer since 2009 but for a while I was an assistant librarian at a children's library and I also worked as a retail assistant for a high-street clothing shop. I currently work freelance full time from home. This means that I spend my time drawing and painting as well as running my online business selling girl gang themed pins, patches and other merchandise featuring my own designs and illustrations - Shop Here
Where did you study?
I always loved art at school (doesn't everyone say that?!) so after high school I enrolled in a two year Art and Design course at the local College in Douglas, Isle of Man. After that I completed a HND in Fine Art and I then graduated in 2013 with a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University.
What do you do when you're not drawing?
I spend most of my spare time reading but if my nose isn't stuck in a book you'll probably find me binge-watching shows on Netflix or spending an unhealthy amount of time scrolling through endless streams of content on Instagram or Pinterest.
Do you have any other special skills?
I quit my piano lessons when I grew old enough to realise I was terrible and i've never really had any unique abilities or skills. However if I set my mind to it I can probably pretty much quote Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers movies in their entirety. I studied French, Spanish and a bit of Italian at school but I am currently only fluent in English and Sarcasm.
What inspires you?
Popular Culture + pretty much all things super bright, pastel and candy colours and anything sparkly or covered in glitter.