Jessie Lin

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This is a picture book about an introverted girl finding her place in the crowd and her way to communicate with the world, with the help of a spirit character Smoggie. Self-recognition and self-identification are not commonly talked about in the area where I grew up. Most of my peers didn’t know who they are or what they want. Some don’t even have an answer now. I wish the situation can improve.

How was the illustration used:
a children's book

How did you make this work:
I used watercolor, gouache, color pencil, oil pastel, and screen print to create different parts of the images, and later combined and refined them in photoshop.

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Savannah College of Art and Design
Illustration MFA
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Jessie Lin is a freelance illustrator from China. She changed her career to art after several years of work in purchasing, and got her MFA in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Now she works in several fields including children's books, book covers, editorial, surface design, etc. Her clients include Smithsonian, Lendlease, 5280 Mag. Daniel Wellington, Panasonic, Palace Food, etc.