about me

Upon graduating from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design, I entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, I occasionally embellished collateral and product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came my way and before I knew it, I was doing more drawing and less layout design. And I liked it! 

After leaving corporate life to start a family, I began freelancing. Presently, I live just west of Boston, with my husband, three teenagers and a crazy, lazy dog (pray for me…). I have a passion for hand lettering, illustrating for the children's market and making patterns. As my pinterest will attest, I'm inspired by all things mid century, particularly children's books. I try to make every job fun with the hopes that my work will put a smile on your face!

American Greetings • Cottage Door Press • Design House Greetings • Glottogon • Hallmark • Hasbro • Klutz • Peaceable Kingdom • Psikhouvanjou • Parragon • Pottery Barn Teen • Razorfish • Running Press Kids • Scholastic • Storytime Magazine 

illustration • hand lettering • surface design

get in touch


For illustration and licensing inquiries, please contact my agent Jennifer Nelson at jennifer@jennifer-nelson-artists.com

To purchase my work for personal use, check out my S & J Novelty Etsy page