Alison Jay Biography

Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and
studied graphic design in London where she now lives. After graduating
she worked in animation for a short while but gradually started to get
commissions in illustration. She works in Alkyd a quick drying oil
paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an
aged appearance. She has worked in all areas of illustration including
advertising ,packaging, editorial and design. Her commission's include a
48 sheet poster for B.T, a TV commercial for Kellogg's corn flakes and
has recently illustrated the new baby range of products for Crabtree
and Evelyn. She has also illustrated lots of children's books
including 'Picture This', 'William and the night train','The Race', 'I
took the moon for a walk', 'The Emperors new clothes, If Kisses were
colours, 'ABC Alphabet'.an unabridged fully illustrated version of 'Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland',Listen Listen' ,Welcome to the Zoo ',A Child's first
Counting Book' 'Today is the Birthday of the World' and 'Nursery Rhyme
Rainbow' .