Jenny Robins is
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My aim is always to provide elegant and intelligent images that can communicate quite complex ideas, but also create a mood of pleasantly tongue in cheek fun, whether creating a complex narrative scene or a simple piece of editorial or branding work.
Currently, the majority of my practice is in comics and mixed media work, but I always come back to the foundational elements of drawing and watercolour.
Born: Brighton in 1985
Ba Illustration from Southampton Solent School of Art and Design 2007
PGCE 2011 and MA Art and Design Education 2014 at the UCL Institute of Education, London
V&A Illustration Awards 2022 – Shortlisted
Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2018 – winner
Laydeez Do Comics Award 2018 – judges mention
The Big Draw Awards 2015 – runner up with Story Hands
Animate Europe comic competition 2015 – shortlisted
Qualifications from the University of Life:
Advanced making friends skills (networking), clear eyes, full heart, exceptional voice projection (good at shouting), obsession with birds , special courage award (karaoke), long term commitment commendation (marriage 2013), impressive collection of interesting pieces of paper (NOT hoard ), drawing drawing drawing drawing drawing.
I love exploring ideas visually and through the juxtaposition of word and image, so my illustration work delivers meaning and immediacy in a clear colourful package.
Currently based in North London, where I work on a plethora of projects and teach Art part time. I work on commission for professional and private clients as well as regularly providing live drawing at events and fairs.