Jenny Robins is
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
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.