Children’s Book Illustrator Jago

Winner of’s Best Children’s Picture Book for ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible‘ in 2008. Jago is a very successful illustrator who has been illustrating children’s books for the past 11 years.

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‘I have been illustrating children’s book for the last 11 years. I graduated from Falmouth in 2003 with a 1st and I live in Cornwall. I have produced illustrations for over 40 children’s books and a few magazines as well as some logos and album covers. Recently I have also participated in a couple of exhibitions and signed prints of my work are now available in galleries the UK (as well as on my shop). Most of my recent work however has been for publishers in the US as my agent (Ronnie Herman) is based in New York.’

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‘I’m probably best known for my work with New York Times Bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones. Our books have sold more than 1.3 million copies and won a tidy stack of awards.

I’ve recently completed a logo for a permaculture farm in Oregon and a book about the collective nouns for different animals. It’s called An Ambush of Tigers and is being published by Millbrook Press in the US. I’m just starting work on a book about a turtle for Penguin imprint, Philomel Books.’

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‘I work entirely digitally using a couple of Macs and an iPad Air. I use a Cintiq 24HD when working on a Mac and have a variety of digital styluses to use with the iPad. I basically live inside Photoshop.’

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