All About Jill

Jill Calder is an award winning illustrator and calligrapher with a love of drawing, ideas, colour, ink, typography, stories, books, dogs and deadlines. Jill blends traditional and digital image-making methods as seamlessly as possible resulting in whimsical illustrations with broad appeal. As a result, her work is commissioned for children’s picture books, huge hospital murals, financial and scientific reports, branding Scotch whisky and global advertising campaigns.

Jill Calder is an illustrator, calligrapher, traveller + teacher with a love of drawing, narrative, colour, ink, typography, bookbinding, dogs + deadlines.

Jill studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1992. Through her work, she has been invited to talk at various events and conferences and teach at schools and universities throughout the UK, USA and Hong Kong. Amongst other places, her work has been displayed at the V&A Museum, The National Museum of Scotland, The Royal Brompton Hospital and The Royal Scottish Academy.

Shelfie from Jill Calder's Studio

Jill’s latest children’s book, “The Picture Atlas” written by Simon Holland and published by Bloomsbury, comes out in the UK on 21st September 2017!

She's currently working on a couple of children's book projects, including developing her first picturebook as author/illustrator. Watch this space!

Jill Calder's Clients Include

Children’s and Publishing:
Bloomsbury, Walker Books, Scottish Book Trust, Macmillan Kids UK, Penguin Random House, Birlinn Books, Nosy Crow, Faber & Faber, Royal Brompton Hospital, National Museums of Scotland, CAHRU and Radio Flyer.


Editorial:
The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, ELLE, The Sunday Telegraph, The New Yorker, Cricket Magazine, Standpoint, The Independent, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Wine, Reader’s Digest USA, Los Angeles Magazine, the Sunday Times, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Oprah Magazine.


Corporate and Advertising:
Visa, Allstate, Mass Mutual, First Great Western, #ActuallySheCan, Actavis/Allergan, Siemens, Kellogs, Benromach Distillery, Museum Next, Billabong USA, SKYY Vodka, World Health Organisation, HBSC, Target, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, National Care Standards, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Housing Finance Agency Ireland and B&Q

Jill Calder's Awards and Accolades

2017

3x3 International Professional Show

Merit and Honourable Mention


2016

The Illustration Conference ICON9, Austin, Texas

Main Stage Kaleidoscope speaker


2015

World Illustration Awards

Shortlisted, Children's Books category, “Robert the Bruce, King of Scots”

 

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Event with James Robertson


2014

Communication Arts Award for Excellence - Typography

“Little Black Book of Seafood” for First Great Western

 

Communication Arts Award for Excellence - Typography

“Word Power” for Reader’s Digest USA


2013

3x3 International Professional Show - Merit


2012

Luerzer’s Archive : 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide


2011

Association of Illustrators Images 35 - Bronze Award

“Forest Deer”


V&A Illustration Awards - Shortlisted Book Cover category

“Bob Servant, Hero of Dundee”


2010

Association of Illustrators Images 34 - Silver Award

“Garden Detectives” for the National Museum of Scotland


Working Drawings” Conference and exhibition

Sheffield University - Keynote speaker


Say Hello!

 

         

Contact Jill directly to enquire about children’s book projects.

 

jill@jillcalder.com

Studio +44 1333 313737

Mobile +44 7881520662

Illustration enquiries USA

Friend+Johnson


Simone Friend - sfriend@friendandjohnson.com

Beth Johnson - bjohnson@friendandjohnson.com

 

West/Southwest 415.927.4500
Midwest 312.435.0055
East 212.337.0055

Commercial Illustration enquiries UK

Central Illustration Agency

 

Benjamin Cox

info@centralillustration.com

London +44(0)20 3222 0007