Thursday, January 20, 2011

New: Jenn Ski

Hello everyone, my name is Jenn Ski and I'm the newest member. I'm so happy to have found this group! I think being part of a group like this really encourages creativity.


1. What’s your illustration background?
I have a BFA in Graphic Design from UMass. In school I mainly worked with type and layouts. I hardly ever created any illustrations - I was even told by my internship sponsor that I didn't have what it takes to be an illustrator!

After I graduated I realized that GD wasn't really for me, so I began sketching abstract shapes, which later morphed into animals. The ABC image below was my first experiment.

2. Where do you live? I live in a fabulous 50's home in NH. I spent 2 years looking for it and I think it was well worth the wait. I live there with my husband, Al, and our cat, Floyd.

3. What are your sources of inspiration?
I love picking up vintage illustration books, wrapping paper, fabric... Also a lot of my work is inspired by cells, seeds, pods and whatnot.

4. What are your favorite techniques?
When I started my abstract paintings I worked with cut paper on harboard, but now I do almost everything digitally. I use scanned paper and fabric for texture.

5. Do you have a favorite food?
I love Vietnamese food! Pho Ga, mmm...

6. What’s your most productive time of the day?
I'm a night-owl.

7. Do you have a favorite place?
I love being outside gardening around my home. This past year I planted over 200 bulbs, I can't wait for spring!


  1. Great post! Welcome aboard to the blog. Your fabulous 50's house and garden look awesome and mesh with your design style so well!

  2. Yay! Welcome Jenn Ski. We're glad to have you as a fellow Smells Like Crayons member.

  3. Great post, Jenn! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your creative spaces.

  4. Can't wait to meet you, Jenn! I
    LOVE those alphabet characters!