I’m Jane Hirst, an Illustrator and Textile/Surface Decoration Designer.
I graduated in ’96 from UEL with a BA Hons in Textile Design and Surface Decoration with Art History.
As a graduate I exhibited my work at The New Designers Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. From this platform I began working full time with My Sugar Cube Design Studio in Shoreditch, London, where I worked for 10 years.
I have continued to work in the industry ever since and now freelance from my home studio in lovely Devon. I specialise in illustration, textile print and surface decoration for various children’s markets but enjoy working on other illustration projects as well as writing/illustrating children’s stories. Living by the sea, and so close to the blue waters of Cornwall is also a constant source of inspiration.
My artistic style
Like many Illustrators I have developed my personal style or ‘hand’ as my career has evolved. I always work in Adobe Photoshop using translucent brush strokes and charcoal lines. I love to build layer on layer and erase as much as I draw to create the lines and watercolour effects which define my work.
These are the areas I work in:
I’m always very happy to discuss freelance or licensing projects………contact me. Jane x
My designs and illustrations are sold to many companies including the following :
Please do not use or copy the artwork on this website without my prior consent. Thank you x