Dani Jones is an illustrator, artist, and writer based in New England.
Clients include: Stan Lee’s Kids’ Universe, Picture Window Books, Price Stern Sloan, Grosset & Dunlap, Scholastic, Friend Magazine, Highlights Magazine, Pockets Magazine, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Pearson
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Bio: Dani Jones began her career as a freelance illustrator in 2005. Since then, her work has been used in picture books, magazines, and educational publishing. She is represented in the children’s industry by Tugeau 2 Artist Representatives.
Dani is the author and illustrator of Monsters Vs. Kittens, a children’s picture book published by Stan Lee’s Kids Universe. She is also the illustrator of the children’s books Elfis (Price Stern Sloan) and The Best Mariachi in the World (Raven Tree Press). In addition to children’s illustration and writing, Dani likes to teach and share knowledge about art, process, and technology. She is the author of iPad for Artists, an instructional book about drawing on the iPad published by Ilex Press.
Dani has produced and self-published several projects, including the ongoing webcomic My Sister the Freak, and the Halloween short story Frosty the Gourdman. See the Highlights page for a sampling of her favorite and most notable works, and the Stories page to read some of her original comics and short stories.
Most of Dani’s illustration work is created on the computer in Adobe Photoshop. However, she also likes to play with watercolor, gouache, and oil paint, and she uses a lot of traditional painting skills to help influence her digital work.
At home, Dani is a triplet and has two identical sisters. They were born in Seoul, South Korea and were adopted as babies. Dani grew up all over the United States, living in 15 different houses in six states throughout her childhood. She currently resides in New Hampshire.
To stay up to date with news, works-in-progress, and most recent illustrations, you can always visit Dani’s blog, which is updated regularly.