Digitally painted self portrait

I am a freelance illustrator and lettering artist and have been creating commercial art for clients since 2015. 

Before this, I trained as a graphic designer and worked in a big ad agency. I’m originally from Sydney, Australia but am currently based in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

I am represented by Jacky Winter worldwide for all commercial work. Please call or email them if you'd like to commission me for a project. Otherwise, I can be reached at

To meet the more fun and sweary/less professional version of me, check out my instagram. This is also where I post lots of process work. You can also sign up to my Pencilbooth, a micro-newsletter where I'll be sharing most of my new personal work first as well as sketches, updates and behind-the-scenes stuff.

Australian Book Design Awards:
Shortlisted, Best Designed Children’s Fiction Cover & Best Designed Young Adult Cover, & Longlisted, Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover 2023
Winner, Best Designed Children’s Book, 2022
Commended, Best Designed Young Adult Book, 2021
Winner, Best Designed Children’s Book, 2019 

Major clients
The Washington Post, Marie Claire, David Jones, Westfield, Australia Post, Sephora, Clinique, Arnott's, Red Cross Australia, Sydney Opera House, Tourism Western Australia, Disney, NASA JPL, Rolling Stone Australia, Playboy, Four Pillars, Amazon Prime Video, Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hardie Grant Children’s, Ultimo Press, UQ Press, Scribe Publications, Headline Publishing Group, Ogilvy, Cummins & Partners, The Monkeys, M&C Saatchi

Fully illustrated books
When the Stars Wrote Back
, 2019
Who Did It First? 50 Icons, 2019

Bachelor of Design, Queensland College of Art, 2012
AWARD school, 2013

Let's work together!

I am represented by Jacky Winter worldwide. If you have a brief for me, please contact them or email

All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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