While she doesn’t have a studio space at The Pencil Factory, illustrator Jillian Tamaki is a frequent visitor to space. Her husband, illustrator Sam Weber has a studio on the floor below Josh Cochran’s.
Tamaki stopped by Cochran’s studio to chat with us about illustration, sketchbooks, art education and the art of marketing yourself in an increasingly changing editorial market. Tamaki demonstrates a great range in her subject matter and illustration approach. Her ability to capture the natural world is impeccable. Her illustrations perfectly capture that childlike sense of wonderment at the little joys of the world. I was fortunate enough to get the chance to look through her work sketchbook. I would definitely frame the first piece, even if it is only a thumbnail. Be sure to spend some time looking through Tamaki’s amazing portfolio.