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Designer and Illustrator

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION / SURFACE PATTERNS / TYPOGRAPHY and HAND LETTERING / ADULT COLORING / INDESIGN BOOK LAYOUT

 

Hello, and welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing my portfolios. I put my heart and soul into my work. It is my passion!

I am a mother, wife, designer, blogger, and artist. Since I started freelancing, I have been living the dream of staying home to take care of my family, while also doing the work that I love!

As you can see, I have a strong background in art and design. I graduated with honors from BYU-Idaho in 2005 with a BA in art. My illustration style is fun, whimsical, and colorful. I love to work with florals, seasonal and holiday themes, typography and hand lettering, and intricate designs. My work is especially suitable for things like...

  • surface patterns
  • greeting cards
  • arts and crafts products
  • home decor
  • children's illustration
  • adult coloring pages

I also have over ten years of experience in book design and typesetting. I formerly worked as an in-house book compositor at Jouve North America (formerly NK Graphics) doing page layout for both trade and text books. In that time, I had the opportunity to work on projects from a variety of publishers, including Scholastic, Penguin, and Bedford/St. Martin's. I especially love to work on children's and YA books. Since I've started freelancing, I've also been able to help others on more personal projects, such as photo and picture books for gifts and works for self-publishing.

FYI, I am a native English speaker working in the U.S. (MST). My main software experience is with Adobe software on a Mac platform, especially Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.

If you have a question, comment, or project inquiry, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at nicolejonessturk@gmail.com. You can also download my resumé and a project application below.

Sincerely, Nicole

 

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