I’m Jade (but most people call me Jadey)
My focus and passion is to create colourful work created for a younger audience, such as children’s illustrations.
I have have design qualifications specialising in colour, as well as eight years experience working behind the scenes in the arts, but my true artistic inspiration comes from my love of Disney.
When I’m not working on client projects or creating illustrations for myself, you can find me running Awesome Black as a First Nations producer and illustrator.
PS – My favourite podcast produced by Awesome Black is Yarn Quest ( … see if you can spot my work! )
As I evolve as a 20 something, my work continues to grow with me. I like to spend my free time learning more about my Gamilaraay heritage, tending my plant army and finally making my way through the art supplies I brought a year ago!
In late 2021, I signed my very first illustration contract with Penguin Random House. This is just the beginning! Watch this space…