JACQUI OAKLEY is a Canadian illustrator whose work has included editorial, advertising and book projects for clients such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, L.A. Weekly, National Geographic, The Financial Times (UK), Amazon, AOL & Penguin Books. Jacqui also teaches in the illustration program at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto. She currently lives in Hamilton, Canada, but spent her formative years watching BBC reruns and animé in Bahrain, England, Zambia, and Libya. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego and Shanghai and she's won awards from Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and American Illustration.

See more of her work on, http://jacquioakley.com/. Thanks for dropping by!

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      For the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut album Illmatic, Myspace hired me to paint the iconic cover with little Nas rising out of his childhood home of Queensbridge, NYC. If you like, there are more process pics on my site.

      Pretty fun to get to do this! Reminded me of those high-school days, although I was more of a Wu-Tang, Ice Cube and Public Enemy fan. I miss that music!

      One of the best parts of Columbus, GA was exploring parking lot rooftops with @jamielawson & @nounverb #creativesouth14 #cs14 .

      Already missing the Georgia sun. Awesome @hensethename mural in Columbus with @jamielawson. #mural #streetart #hense #cs14 #creativesouth14 #latergram

      Soaking up the last rays of Georgia sun at the Iron Bank before heading back up to Canada. #creativesouth14 #cs14 #lettering #typography #vintage

      Lovely dorks at @CreativeSouthGA #creativesouth14 #cs14 @FrazDav @beeteeth @utesch me @jamielawson @marykatemcdevitt @nathanyoder. Had such a good time in Georgia with you guys.

      In Columbus @jamielawson is getting pretty for our @CreativeSouthGA talk tomorrow. Watch out folks, it’ll be a drastic makeover. #creativesouth14

      BEAUTIFUL DAY/ Book Cover Art

      It was a good day getting this in the mail! My illustrated cover for Beautiful Day published by Penguin Books (UK) & written by Kate Anthony. I’ve never had my lettering embossed in fancy gold. What a treat! If you like, I have a whole bunch of process shots on my site, jacquioakley.com.