Name: Jillian Kaye Schoettle
I am a designer and artist in traditional & digital media. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art. This background trained me in a wide variety of mediums and now I have an inclination to mix several practices in one project. While in college, I began freelancing and delved further into comics, hand-lettering, and calligraphy. And during my education I worked at an art gallery and managed their graphic design, social media, print materials, branding & logo design, aided in gallery management, gallery design, and membership management, and was head of communications as the copywriter and advertising contact. I left there, tried my hand at other jobs, and came back in December 2015 to work as the art gallery's bookkeeper and marketing coordinator.
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I love illustration, typography, and a well-drawn ampersand. I have a keen fondness for the Czech Republic and good television, so I write and draw about both often. I draw inspiration from Edward Gorey, Bill Watterson, Alphonse Mucha, Lois Van Baarle, Glen Keane, and Shaun Tan. I'd be no where without my wonderful husband, Jacob, and a supportive family whom I love. I enjoy reading, vinyl records, antique stores, crosswords, beautiful doorways, musical theatre, cloud formations, and macaroni & cheese. The drum solo in "In The Air Tonight" is probably the best thing ever and I get really sad if I turn on the radio and that part has already passed.