Illustrations for promoting the award-winning 2016 short film and kickstarter project for Love Stinks, an 80s coming-of-age short film about three young girls who acquire a "Playgirl" magazine and are trying to decide if they are ready to look at a naked man for the first time. https://www.sugarglassfilms.com/love-stinks
October 2017 I painted a dog a day. These are those dogs.
Tools: Watercolour, Pen
Margaret and Bear's Wild Adventures is a children's book, independently published by Blank Page Press in Toronto and written by Christopher Matheson.
The book tells the story of Bear, who wakes up one day determined to properly explore the world outside of his den. He meets Margaret, an adventurous and confident companion, and together they make new friends and see wondrous sights.
It is the first book Jennifer has worked on, having begun the project while still studying at OCAD U.
Margaret and Bear's Wild Adventures was chosen as a Project We Love on Kickstarter, surpassing its funding goal by 30%.
Tools: Watercolour, Ink, Photoshop, Wacom
Client: Christopher Matheson
Agency: Blank Page Press
In 2017 I created a series of spot illustrations and patterns to accompany learning components for the redesign of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Learning With Inuit EduKit. This EduKit is available to schools that request it across Ontario, and the ROM was kind enough to give me the hard copy so I can share some of my work on my website!
They were also kind enough to share with me that “The kit has been so successful: fully booked since it was created, which has the education dept pretty happy. Hope you are too!” Vicki and the ROM team are a dream client and were a dream to work with!
Tools: Wacom, Illustrator, Photoshop, Ink Pen
Client: Royal Ontario Museum
A series of illustrations depicting some of the most interesting (to me) fields of study- the study of micro-organisms, moths, butterflies, plants, invertebrates, bugs, mushrooms and slugs!
Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Wacom
In 2015, I began sketching people on my subway commute from Kennedy (home) to St Patrick station (school). In 2016, I began sharing my work online, and in April of that year, I was lucky enough to be contacted by Kevin Frankish (Breakfast Television Toronto) who wanted to do a short piece on my work. Since that TV interview, I've been interviewed and had my work published in newspapers (Toronto Star, Metro News), and I continue to sketch the people of Toronto (though my commute is now, thankfully, a bit shorter).
When I'm not using digital media or paint, you can find me making chalkboard murals & signs, or else diagrams explaining to kids what exactly chalk is (how meta).
These are some of those!
Tools: Chalkboard Markers, Chalk
Clients Include: Astrazeneca Canada, OCAD University (That Place on the Second Floor coffee shop), The Pop Stand, Action Potential Lab
I wanted to play with pure colour and experiment with watercolour paint to get interesting textures and effects.