Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Greeting Cards for Peaceable Kingdom Press

Here are some greeting cards I illustrated for the lovely folks at Peaceable Kingdom Press. They are always a pleasure to work with! I just received these samples just in time for a birthday party for my daughter's friend.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Book: Petit lapin cherche son doudou

Hello! My poor blog! I've been terrible about blogging as time is limited these days, with an active toddler and projects in the works. But I have a lovely book out with a French publisher, Editions Auzou. It is a touch-and-feel book titled Petit lapin cherche son doudou, written by Yann Walcker. It is exciting to be in the French market, as I'm a big fan of the French illustration style.

Available at Amazon.fr

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Make Art That Sells E-course, Part B

For the past 5 weeks, I've been taking the second part of Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells e-course (Part B.) Another round of learning about different industries, this time in paper, children's apparel, scrapbooking, editorial, and party paper. Here are the 5 assignments I did for each week.

Week 1: Paper.
Week 2: Baby Apparel

Week 3: Scrapbooking

Week 4:editorial

Week 5: Party Paper

The class was of course, amazing. I came away from the class feeling very inspired and empowered. A few things I learned from the class:

1. Drawing icons. The ah-ha moment that is well worth the price of the course. Coming from a children's book illustrator perspective, it is a little bit different to draw/design art for products and other industries.

2. It is not so scary to be a trend watcher. Or even better, I should start trends! I never liked the idea of following trend and doing "what's hot" at the moment. But this course taught me to make it my own in a comfortable way.

3. Every detail count. I love how Lilla Rogers emphasized on presentation as well as other details. I'm blown away by her attention to details, which I can see makes her agency very successful.

There is so much more to absorb from the class but I hope I keep the momentum going and produce work for these markets. More info of the course can be found here.

And last but not least, a very nice gift from the class was that we got a 6 month membership to Moyo, a surface design directory. Here is my profile, please click the *like* profile button if you get a chance! (you don't need to sign up to do so.) Thanks!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Nov Dec Issue of The SCBWI Bulletin

I'm honored to be on the cover of the November/December issue of the SCBWI Bulletin!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Inside Story" Event at The Odyssey Bookshop

I'm looking forward to being at The Odyssey Bookshop this Sunday, November 3rd in South Hadley, MA- as part of SCBWI's "Inside Story" Event, where you will get the inside story from some of your favorite authors and illustrators.

Come support an independent book store, and the best part is that First Book will donate a book to a child in need for every book purchased at the event.

For more information, check it out here- and if you are local, please drop by!

Inside Story Event at
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Sunday, Nov 3rd

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Website

I'm currently transferring my domain name and my chickengirldesign.com site is down. Please visit my new site on Squarespace instead until I get it sorted out. You can find it here: https://jannie-ho.squarespace.com/

I'm loving the new site so far. Clean design (mostly because I don't know how to put in all the bells and whistles I want, which in return is probably for the best!) and let my work speak for itself. There is still a bit to be done but there is alot of fresh new work there. Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New book! It's a Pop-Up!

Today I'm celebrating a release of a pop-up book! Pop-Up and Play FARM published by Campbell Books. Paper engineered by Maggie Bateson, illustrated by yours truly.

It has a story, 15 press out pieces and a pop-up play scene!

I'm hoping to show more of the book with its amazing pop-up and the process into making it soon.