Jacqui Oakley is a Canadian Illustrator

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.

If you’d like to see what she’s up to, keep in touch:

You can also purchase prints and other work by Jacqui on Etsy, InPrnt and Amazon.

Awards

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

Talks

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.

Vermillion Sands

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

Selected Art Exhibits

ICON / Red Bull House of Art
Detroit, MI / July 14, 2018

Drowned World / Vermilion Sands
Solo Show with Jamie Lawson The Assembly, Hamilton, ON / Aug. 2017

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 – Aug, 2015. —  Curated by Melissa Bennet

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

Urbanatomy / New Heights
Shanghai, China / Feb 29, 2008

Prowl Solo Show / Bobbyfive Gallery
Toronto, ON / Aug 12, 2006

Client Highlights

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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