Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and
studied graphic design in London where she now lives. After graduating
she worked in animation for a short while but gradually started to get
commissions in illustration. She works in Alkyd a quick drying oil
paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an
aged appearance. She has worked in all areas of illustration including
advertising ,packaging, editorial and design. Her commission's include a
48 sheet poster for B.T, a TV commercial for Kellogg's corn flakes and
has recently illustrated the new baby range of products for Crabtree
and Evelyn. She has also illustrated lots of children's books
including 'Picture This', 'William and the night train','The Race', 'I
took the moon for a walk', 'The Emperors new clothes, If Kisses were
colours, 'ABC Alphabet'.an unabridged fully illustrated version of 'Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland',Listen Listen' ,Welcome to the Zoo ',A Child's first
Counting Book' 'Today is the Birthday of the World' and 'Nursery Rhyme
Rainbow' . She recently worked with Aardman Animation on the development
of a feature film and is currently working on a version of ' The Nutcracker'.
Her book ' Welcome to the Zoo' which is a wordless visit to a cage less '
animal hotel'has been selected as one of New York's Bank Street's 2009 best
books of the year.

Client list:

Penguin UK
Utah Mama
Templar Books
Barefoot Books
Crabtree and Evelyn
Marks and Spencer
Aardman Animation
Contact Info
0845 054 8033 or 00442078338268 outside the U