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Jacqui Oakley was born and currently lives in Canada, but spent her formative years watching BBC reruns and animé in Bahrain, England, Zambia, and Libya. Her illustration work has included editorial, advertising, and book projects for clients like The New York Times, Rolling Stone, L.A. Weekly, National Geographic, The Financial Times (UK), Amazon, AOL and more. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego and Shanghai and she’s pleased to have won awards from Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and American Illustration. Jacqui teaches in the illustration program at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto & lives in Hamilton with her husband, designer Jamie Lawson.

If you’d like to see what she’s up to follow her on Twitter @JacquiOakley and check out her shop on Etsy.

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The Substance of Style – My talk from 2013′s WMC Fest
King Kong Mural Time-Lapse – Agenda NYC 2013 for Basecamp & with Jamie Lawson.

Upcoming: Creative South
April 10-12, 2014, Columbus, GA
Past: Louisville Graphic Design Association
May 23, 2013, Louisville, KY
Aug 16-18, 2013, Cleveland, OH
DX Salon Night with Jacqui Oakley & Marco Cibola
Feb 22, 2012, Toronto, ON. Here’s a lovely review on the night on We are not special & neither are you. Thank you Shawn

The Great Discontent
Mint Design Blog
Design Sponge Sneak Peak
One Minute With Interview
Dribbble Time Out Interview
Abduzeedo Interview
Mac User (UK) Interview
My Owl Barn 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, Rolling Stone, Amazon, AOL, Wired Magazine (Italy), ESPN, National Geographic (UK), Financial Times (UK), Penguin Books, Spin Magazine, Nylon Guys Magazine, New York Magazine, Hemispheres Magazine (United Air), The Atlantic, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, The Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Billboard Magazine, Domino Records and more.