My name is Jacquelyn B. Moore. But, I go by Jackie. I’m an illustrator and designer from St. Louis, MO. I’m currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA pursuing a M.S. in Textile Design. I work in multiple mediums, such as, ink, gouache, and graphite. However, I prefer digital media. I enjoy illustrating fantasy, adventure, and celebratory stories. I can create narrative illustrations that complement the story of a book or novel. I have the ability to show subtle emotions and a wide range of character types. I never miss deadlines and I’m comfortable in high-pressure situations.
I started becoming interested in art around second grade. I began taking my first formal art course in school and one of my pieces was entered into the annual student art show. After that experience I decided that becoming an artist would be the best thing for me.
After I left the Navy, I decided to pursue a B.F.A. in illustration I noticed that there wasn’t very much representation of ethnic minorities in art, especially in children’s book illustration. So, I decided to focus my artwork on that.
My mission is to create stories that focus on under served markets such as ethnic minorities, non-traditional women/girls roles, LGBT, physically disabled, and stories that deal with heavy subject matter. I also enjoy illustrating fantasy, adventure, and celebratory stories. I want to create stories and artwork that engages children. As an African-American woman many people fail to realize that when you don’t see characters that represent yourself or the people you know, it can leave you feeling like you don’t belong or exist.