I am an experienced illustrator (more than 25 years) I work from my home studio in Seaford, East Sussex, UK. If you ever meet me, you will know from my accent that I am forever a Northerner!
I represent myself, and I work with contracts, licences etc.
I am a Member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI).
3 Bears by Jo Brown
I have illustrated 40 ish children's books of all sorts, including fiction/ non-fiction/ novelty/touch and feel/pop-up.- some of these were also written by me. I love drawing, painting and just about everything in between. I love bright colour and pattern and texture, creating characters and stories and I absolutely love picture books. (I love all books actually, but picture books have ...um... pictures in them) Beyond books, I have illustrated packaging, for food and for toys and games, and also a range of food treats for dogs and cats.
I also design for stationery, giftwrap and textiles. I have an MA in Fashion and Textiles, and have always loved colour and pattern, and can put patterns into repeat. I have illustrated several very large ranges (I mean HUGE) of greetings cards for a major wholesaler; and another range of children's birthday cards I illustrated for an independent card publisher was a Henries finalist.
I prefer to work initially with paper paints and pencils, as I like the unexpected effects using real materials can give, but I can supply artwork digitally. You can read more about my process in myblog.
cards from @happytomato7
I produce my own individual (quirky) cards and prints which are available from my Happytomato7 shop and selected retailers. A small selection are also available on Thortful.
I am always looking for a new challenge, if you've got one for me, please contact me here : firstname.lastname@example.org