About the Artist

Jenny McMillen (me) is a Toronto-based freelance illustrator.  Proud owner of a Bachelor Degree of Design in Illustration from The Ontario College of Art and Design (now called OCADU). Since then I've been pursuing for professional excellence in the design field.

I enjoy creating beautiful and simplistic works, commonly for publishing works like comics, graphic novels and children's books.  Including works for editorials, storyboarding and concepts for game and character design.  My favourite and more successful subjects are nature, wildlife, cooking, fantasy and science fiction.  Much of my inspiration is drawn from these, as well as animation and story books from different cultures.  I work regularly with traditional materials like watercolours and pencil crayons while also working with Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS.

Curriculum Vitae 

2015-Current   Fiverr.com, Commission orders on Illustrative works
2013-Current   Freelancer.com, Temp Contest Jobs in Cartoon, Logo and Illustrative works
2011                 Artcycle 2011, Bikes Without Borders, Toronto
2006-2010       Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale, OCAD University, Toronto

  • Over 10 years of art education in Illustration, including graphic design, photography and fine drawing & painting.
  • Willing to experiment with new materials and programs for superb results 
  • Brainstorms and research several sources of information to better understand and re-innovate my subject matter and content
  • Collaborated with other artists in group projects: Model/Still Life Setups, Group Research, Art Director/Illustrator Collaboration Project and Galleries & Live Event Setups
  • Proficient in Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Scribus 2.0, OpenOffice.
  • Done works in storyboarding, full page to spot editorial, comics, graphic novels, children's books, character and monster art, concept design, stationary design.

2005 - 2009
Bachelor of Design Degree in Illustration - 2009
Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) - Toronto, ON
(Now known as OCAD University or OCADU)

2002 - 2004
Certificate of Art for 3-year Adult Program - 2004
Central Technical School's The Art Centre - Toronto, ON

1995 - 2001
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - 2000
Bendale Business and Technical Institute - Scarborough, ON

Nov. 1999 - Jan. 2000
Co-op Ed. Student
Freelancing Illustrator, Dan Fell - Toronto, ON.

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