Jacqui Oakley is a Canadian Illustrator and letterer.

Her illustration work has included editorial, advertising, and book projects for clients such as The New York Times, Reebok, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, The Financial Times (UK), The Globe and Mail, Penguin Books, USPS, Amazon, Pentagram, Chevrolet, Miller-Coors, Vox, AOL and more. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego and Shanghai and she’s won awards from Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and American Illustration. Jacqui sometimes teaches in the illustration program at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto. She spent her formative years watching BBC reruns and animé in Bahrain, England, Zambia, and Libya but now lives in Hamilton with her husband, designer Jamie Lawson.

Jamie & Jacqui also do collaborative work focusing on design, illustration and mural on Vermillion Sands.

If you’d like to see what she’s up to, keep in touch on:
Twitter, Dribbble, Facebook, Instagram, Behance, Etsy, & Pinterest and on the Vermillion Sands Instagram.

Contact via: jacqui@jacquioakley.com or 1-905-379-1688

Logo by Simon Walker

King Kong Mural / Agenda NYC / Jacqui Oakley & Jamie Lawson / Photo by Rubens Benchimol


The Substance of Style / WMC Fest 2013

King Kong Mural Time-Lapse / Agenda NYC 2013 for Basecamp & with Jamie Lawson

Embrace the Terror / Creative Mornings Talk


Method & Madness / AIGA Arizona Oct 17-18, 2015, Phoenix, AZ
Inspiring The Art  June 18, 2015, Hamilton, ON
Creative Mornings  April 6, 2015, Toronto, ON
Creative South with Jamie Lawson April 10-12, 2014, Columbus, GA
Louisville Graphic Design Association May 23, 2013, Louisville, KY
WMC FEST Aug 16-18, 2013, Cleveland, OH
DX Salon Night with Marco Cibola Feb 22, 2012, Toronto, ON.


The Great Discontent
Hey There
Real Thread
Mint Design Blog
Design Sponge Sneak Peak
One Minute With Interview
Dribbble Time Out Interview
Abduzeedo Interview
Mac User (UK) Interview


The Dieline
Lovely Package
Applied Arts
Pitch Design Union
AIGA Design Envy
Design Work Life here & here
Typography Served


Applied Arts
Communication Arts
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
American Illustration


New York Times, Reebok, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Chevrolet, Amazon, AOL, Vox, The Globe and Mail, Wired Magazine (Italy), MillerCoors, ESPN, National Geographic (UK), Financial Times (UK), Penguin Books, Spin Magazine, Nylon Guys Magazine, New York Magazine, The United States Postal Service, Hemispheres Magazine (United Air), EnRoute Magazine (Air Canada), The Atlantic, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, The Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Smithsonian Magazine, Billboard Magazine,  Pentagram, Domino Records and more.


ICON / Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI / July 14, 2018
Ting Fest / The ARTS Project, London, ON / Apr 17-May 5, 2018
Drowned World / Vermilion Sands – Solo Show with Jamie Lawson / The Assembly, Hamilton, ON / Aug. 2017
The Assembly Group Show / The Assembly, Hamilton, ON / Dec. 2016
Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons / Northern Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON / Oct 20-31, 2016
20/20 Boundless Brooklyn Tour / Mindzai, Toronto, ON / May, 2015
The Painted Page: Book Illustrations by Jacqui Oakley / The Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, Hamilton, ON / May 8 – Aug 29, 2015. Curated by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art at the AGH
DOS Show / Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON / July 19, 2013
Fall Classic Art Show / Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto, ON / Apr 3, 2013
UNO Show / Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON / Apr 13, 2012
Fall Classic Art Show / Smash Gallery, Toronto, ON / Oct 26, 2012
Bestiary Solo Show / De Facto, Hamilton, ON / Dec 13 – Feb 6, 2012
ZOO / Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, On. /July-Sept, 2011
Urbanatomy / New Heights, Shanghai, China / Feb 29, 2008
Prowl Solo Show / Bobbyfive Gallery, Toronto, ON / Aug 12, 2006