Jill Howarth


Originally from Pennsylvania but now a New Englander living just west of Boston, I’m a freelance illustrator with a degree in graphic design. After graduating from Penn State University, I took a design job at a large toy company and eventually became an art director in their preschool toys division. Somewhere along the way, I started drawing cute stuff and I soon realized that I liked doing that more than straight design work. I love working with hand lettering, color and fun characters, generally producing everything within Adobe Illustrator. I’m a big fan of mid-century design, particularly children's books. I try to make every job fun with the hopes that my work will put a smile on your face! My clients have included Running Press Kids, Scholastic Press, Psikhouvanjou, Cottage Door Press, Peaceable Kingdom, Hallmark, American Greetings, Klutz, Pottery Barn Teen and more.