Jacqui Oakley has been a professional illustrator for over ten years, working with such clients as Rolling Stone, AOL, Amazon, ESPN, The Financial Times (UK), & The Atlantic. Her work has gained recognition from international illustration bodies such as Communication Arts, American Illustration, Applied Arts and Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, Montreal, San Diego and Shanghai. Recently she has just finished a kids book, Lighting Our World with Kids Can Press and also illustrated The Complete Novels of Jane Austen and The Complete Sherlock Holmes for Amazon.
Born in Canada, Jacqui spent her formative years living in Bahrain, Zambia, England and Libya. In 1989, she returned to Canada where she would graduate from the Illustration program at Sheridan College’s School of Art and Design in 2001. In addition to her work as a freelance illustrator, Jacqui has been an instructor in the illustration program at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto since 2006. She currently lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, designer Jamie Lawson.
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