When Suzanne Hemming discovered Jacquie’s work, she fell in love with her drawings of people, and knew right away that she wanted to ask her to illustrate She’s Not Good for a Girl, She’s Just Good!
Jacquie has always been passionate about drawing. It’s been a comfort and a necessity to her from childhood, throughout various steady but uncreative jobs (she filled the margins of minutes with drawings) right through to the present.
She was a mature student at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, where she gained a BA(Hons) in Graphic Arts and Illustration and developed her love of drawing, along with a new one for printmaking.
She worked as an in-house illustrator for Watermark Publishing for several years, producing greetings cards, stationery and gift wrap. Her work was published by Paperchase, American Greetings, WH Smith and Clintons, amongst others.
Since leaving Watermark to pursue a freelance career Jacquie has worked on many interesting commissions, as well as teaching drawing workshops. It’s her ambition to illustrate more children’s books, which is why she’s so excited to be involved with Thea Chops Books first publication.