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 working as an illustrator . She works in Alkyd a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle glaze 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 packaging on a new baby range 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',Little Red Riding Hood .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 and was selected for the Dolly Parton 'Imagination Library. 'She illustrated 'Cloth From the Clouds' by Michael Catchpool which won the Santa Monica Green Prize 2013 for best Youth Picture Book . She worked with Aardman Animation on the development
of a feature film.Her illustrated version of 'The Nutcracker' is part of an exhibition at the Ghibli museum in Tokyo.
Her book 'Out of the Blue' has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award.
She has a new shop on Etsy 'The Alison Jay Gallery' with some prints and art work for sale.

Client list:

Penguin UK
Utah Mama
Templar Books
Barefoot Books
Frances Lincoln
Crabtree and Evelyn
Marks and Spencer
Lion Books
Dial Books
Aardman Animation
Studio Ghibli
Contact Info
44 02078338268