Portrait of the artist at work

Portrait of the artist at work

Hello! This is Jenna. She would like you to know that she is not actually an alligator, she just thinks they are cool. She is really an illustrator based out of Toronto.

She mainly focuses on children’s illustration, pattern design and short animations, and currently works as a freelance graphic designer at Joe Fresh. She generally works digitally but also enjoys more hands on approaches such as screen printing and cross stitching. She loves creating playful and imaginative pieces that include humour and make people smile.

Jenna moved from the wilds of Thunder Bay to the big city of Toronto about six years ago and now lives in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood. She loves drawing for a living but took some detours on the way to a career in illustration. During her first post-secondary experience she got a degree in Applied Biomolecular Science and worked as a Microbiologist in a water testing lab, but discovered that looking at E. Coli everyday wasn’t really for her. Instead she decided to change gears so she could spend her days drawing anthropomorphic animals doing silly things.

When she isn’t drawing you can find often find her exploring the streets of Toronto on the back of her trusty steed, her yellow bicycle she’s dubbed “The Canary”.