I strive for illustrations that reflect my love for simple lines as well as my lingering fondness for childhood, imagination and a world where magic still exists. People often ask me the story behind the characters I create, but I have to admit there isn’t often one at all…they just grow from my pen onto my sketchbook, work tablet, research, files, napkins, etc.
I am on a lifelong journey, a pursuit, and love affair with children’s literature. I am always on the lookout for illustrative opportunities (feel free to shoot me message about projects!) I maintain membership with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). If I’m not sketching or writing, it’s likely because a girl’s gotta eat, and so I work full-time.
Connected to my need for a day job, I’m a foodie who drinks an exorbitant amount of coffee and eats far too much pasta.Follow @thesmitlyjotter