Jacqueline Kok is an illustrator from The Netherlands. She has a deep love for nature, which is the major inspiration for her work. Creativity has always been an important part of her life and drawing is her favourite way to capture the world around her. She loves to draw and paint subjects from nature and to show the beauty of the plant and animal kingdoms, both with realistic and with stylized drawings. As a dedicated gardener she grows many plants, both edible and for decoration and these are frequently modelling for her work.
Next to painting she likes to draw letters and illustrate quotes and enjoys seeking new quotes or recipes to illustrate.
Her work is a combination of hand-drawn artwork and digital work. She enjoys creating surface patterns from her drawings and loves seeing her work on stationary and fabric.
Allison Staffin was born with a silver crayon in her mouth and has been drawing and creating every since. Allison has always loved visiting museums, craft shows, and flea markets and collecting vintage posters, advertising art, old tins, purses, postcards, and other antique pieces. Allison lives in an 1864 farmhouse filled with an eclectic mix of her collections and home décor pieces. These passions inspire her designs.
A degree in Graphic Design and Advertising gave Allison the skills to develop a boutique design studio specializing in package design, which she ran for 20 years. She created packaging, branding, promotional materials and displays for companies such as Revlon, Liz Claiborne, L’oreal, Twinings Tea, and others.
Her fascination with old photos and memorabilia compelled her to create a greeting card line which debuted in 2013 at the Jacob Javits Center to much acclaim. Her cards can be found in boutiques, gift shops, and museum stores.
She expanded into surface and textile designs several years ago. She has worked with major retailers and her designs will be found on shelves, walls, and floors by next winter.
Allison was recognized in 2014 by Worldwide Branding, in 2015 by Women of Distinction, and Artsy Shark in 2016.
Lisa Lane has worked as a professional creative designer in both corporate environments and her own studio for over 15 years. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Art and a Master’s degree in Textiles & Clothing, she spent the next 10 years working as a Textile Designer for several Fortune 500 companies at corporate headquarters (mostly in the Children’s market) before starting her own freelance design business, Lisa Lane Designs.
Her specialty is fun, vibrant, whimsical art, inspired predominantly by nature and animals, that makes people of all ages smile. She often combines both traditional and digital drawing & painting techniques to create unique prints and graphics that have been sold in retailers such as JCPenney, Target, Bloomingdales, Buy Buy Baby, Petco, and more.
When she’s not creating art, Lisa can be found volunteering at dog rescues, outdoors around L.A.’s beaches or hiking trails with her own rescue dog, or practicing various forms of aerial arts for fitness.
Laura Marr’s illustration work uses her signature undulating line to communicate multi-layered visual messages.
Marr’s award winning illustration work can be seen on many brand identity campaigns, logo marks, gift books, print collateral, environmental museum signage, special event invitations and décor, maps, package design, retail stationery, gift items, and apparel. Marr has also illustrated for magazines, books, and for clients such as Capital One, McGraw-Hill, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The University of Texas Performing Arts Center.
She holds a BFA in Graphic Design & Illustration from Baylor University, with additional study at the Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy.
Marr is the author of Inky Richmond, an award-winning upscale gift/activity book that highlights some of the most beloved sites and landmarks in Richmond, Virginia.