Jillian Tamaki


Feb 18th, 2009

These are cut paper collage thingies.


Had a few people forward me this! Cool. Even though the colour (since we’re on the topic) is completely blown out and a piece of me dies every time I see it. Not to be dramatic about it or anything. Original.

Another note: I will be participating on yet another panel. This time about illustration, a topic I can say I feel relatively confident discussing (comics panels are another matter… I feel like an impostor and it’s only a matter of time before someone in the back screams, “SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT!!!”). Anyhoo. If you want to come here are the details:


Society of Publication Designers @ FIT Speaker Series

DWI: Do It With Illustration
Under the Influence with Today’s Most Arresting Illustrators

Tuesday, March 3rd
7:00 – 8:30pm
FIT Katie Murphy Amphitheater
27th and 7th Avenue, Building D
Doors open at 6:30pm

Student Fee: $5 at the door
Professional Fee: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Make reservations on the SPD web site: http://www.spd.org/

Come and meet six of the brightest illustrators working today. Hear how they create the images that inform, seduce and enlighten us on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. From cover portraits of President Obama to adjusting to life in the suburbs to packaging for sexual lubricant creams (!) to the pitfalls of job-hunting — get an inside view on how these artists tackle a broad range of topics and their perspectives (illustratively speaking), on politics, work, life and love.

The 6 presenting illustrators for the panel discussion and Q&A will include:

• Peter Arkle
• Juliette Borda
• Christopher Silas Neal
• Tim O’Brien
• Katherine Streeter
• Jillian Tamaki

Moderated by Mark Heflin, Director, American Illustration and American Photography

And, don’t miss the pre-show screening of the American Illustration 25th Anniversary Timeline movie at 6:45pm where 25 illustrators were each asked to illustrate one year in AI’s 25 year publishing history. It’s a look back at events that shaped our lives and a quarter-century overview of illustration by 25 of the industry’s superstars.