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Alison Jay

Alison Jay

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Alison Jay

Alison Jay

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 Hachette JWT TBWA Barefoot Books Dutton Harcourt Frances Lincoln Whittards Crabtree and Evelyn Marks and Spencer Lion Books Cricket Gullane Dial Books Aardman Animation Studio Ghibli

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