Jan an internationally published illustrator and character designer. From picture books, commercial illustrations to advertising and clothing merchandise, Jan has worked on a variety of projects. She grew up in many towns and cities throughout Ontario, worked in Toronto and now lives in Aurora with her husband and two kids.
Her first Canadian picture book, ‘Gabby’ written by Joyce Grant won the Rainforest of Reading Festival Award – Montserrat in 2015. Since then she has illustrated Gabby: Drama Queen, Gabby: Wonder Girl, Lucky Me, The Cold Little Voice and releasing soon But Why? A Virus Story About Feelings.
She has illustrated children’s books with Joyce Grant, Alison Hughes, Jackie Azua Kramer, Lora Rozler, Cassie St. Amand, Katherine James to name a few.
Interesting facts about Jan: born on an island, kissed by a famous author, cottage on a Great Lake
Clients include: Dancing Cat Books, BookLife UK, Save the Children (Sweden), Happiness Is Inc., Ontario Arts Council, Clockwise Press, GAPC Entertainment, MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing, Rubicon Publishing, LifeWay Kids, Ransom Publishing UK, Scholastic Canada Education, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Publishers, To Know is To Know, Women’s Health Foundation, Below Your Belt, Farfaria, LilyLu & TT2 Publishing, Magic World Media, and Crayola Canada.
Member, Illustrators For Hire, since 2021
Member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
2021 Faculty member – Southampton Arts Centre
2019 Illustrator Showcase with Brenda Clark (Franklin the Turtle) and Jan Dolby
– The Book Drunkard Literary Festival, Blue Heron Book Store
2019 Book Champion – Stouffville Reads, W-S Public Library
You can view Jan’s client work at her studio website thepinksuitcase.com
Minted Artist: https://www.minted.com/store/jandolby
Feel free to contact me to discuss future projects email@example.com