Always an honor to be awarded the prestigious assignment of creating a stamp for Canada Post, illustrator Jillian Ditner was further thrilled to be selected for such a special occasion; commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice. Selected for her skill at creating technically accurate yet beautiful renderings of wildlife Jillian brought all of her abilities to this assignment.Read More
We're thrilled to highlight illustrator Jillian Ditner's new book The Beachcomber's Companion! While not quite pocket sized this smaller format book lends itself to being kept close at hand. Inspired by solitary exploration and 'long walks on the beach' this book is a charming reference any beach-lover would enjoy.Read More
Below is just a small sample of the dozens of scientific illustrations Jillian Ditner recently completed for Oxford University Press' textbook Weather and Climate: An Introduction. Working alongside assistant managing editor Peter Chambers, Jillian was asked to create a wide spectrum of illustrations, from technical charts to intricate environments.Read More
Known for her impressive body of editorial work, often conceptual in nature, illustrator Jillian Ditner, has recently launched an exciting technical portfolio. Using her graduate degree in science illustration from California State University Jillian showcases her talents with a wide variety of subject matter. From the function of a bird's wing to our own anatomy, Jillian offers an exceptional level of detail and accuracy to all her work.
Hydrangea season is upon us and gardeners know they can be prone to disease and this perennial, like many, requires pruning to maintain it's beauty. Gardeners will appreciate these lovely informative illustrations by Jillian Ditner on how to prune and care for their gorgeous hydrangea's which were featured in This Old House magazine.
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From the groom's, "stock the bar well, but not too well" and "no one cares that you're cutting the cake" to the bride's, "learn how to be gracious" and "DIY - within reason" Jillian captured it all with these playful and poignant images.
She Said: "For real though, get started."
He Said: "Pick music you actually listen to."
Jillian Ditner illustrated the Editors' Choice feature entitled, Beasts of the East, about a veterinarian's adventures in Newfoundland. The feature is based on Andrew Peacock's book, Creatures of the Rock. Reader's Digest art director Annelise Dekker, always such a delight to work with, designed the spread to accommodate Jilllian's simple floating images throughout. Goodreads describes Andrew's book as "...a funny, thrilling, unflinching but ultimately heartwarming narrative about the connections between people and animals". Jillian, a lover of living creatures and nature, brings a gentle touch to the illustrations throughout. To see more of Jillian Ditner's art, visit her updated i2i Art portfolio.
Jillian Ditner created these small figurative diagrammatic illustrations for one of our favorite magazines, Real Simple. They accompany an article called Walk This Way which featured beautiful photographic images. Each how-to item was introduced with one of Jillian's illustrations to demonstrate the point. Kind of an info-graphic approach that married well with the photography. Check out Jillian Ditner's updated portfolio here.
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Associate Creative Director for D Magazine, Jamie Laubhan-Oliver, contacted Jillian to illustrate the article "The Littlest Angels" in their sister mag D Moms. Jillian's simple line style coupled with her limited color palate walks the reader visually through the various suggested random acts of kindness as the story encourages moms and kids to volunteer in community activities.
A little while back marketing agency trevor peter communications contacted us about a walking map for Timberland, an official sponsor of TIFF (The Toronto International Film Festival). When Jillian Ditner was chosen, we were pretty excited about this great opportunity! Creative Director, Alexandra MacDonald and Jillian, along with Josh McKellar, Marketing Manager for Timberland, began the collaborative process of creating the first ever eco friendly tool for navigating TIFF. The initial direction was for Jillian to create her own artistic interpretation of Toronto, the TIFF ‘playground’ and the area venues downtown that host the Festival. One of the key objectives for this user-friendly map was to inspire TIFF-goers to ‘get outside’, walk the festival, and connect with the community. The finished map below is available as a downloadable pdf at the Timberland online Community here. Enjoy the Festival!
Here is a glimpse into Jillian's process.
Jillian was asked to create an illustration for "The Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me", collection of stories. June Anderson, art directed the piece and we thought we'd give you a little sneak peek into the process here:
Jillian recently spiced up her palette to create these beautiful images for an article in the August 2010 issue of Latina Magazine on similar values and traditions between the Hispanic and the East Indian cultures.
Jillian Ditner has created a beautiful and quietly powerful image to accompany Rae Blackburn's story about her son, her own intuition and the attempts by various professionals to diagnose her son with a learning disability where none existed - just a different tempo to his development. For the full story, check out Facts and Arguments in Thursday, May 6, 2010 issue of the Globe and Mail. On the subject of "square pegs in a world of round holes" there is also an inspiring, funny talk on Ted - Sir Ken Robinson on the role of creativity in schools - it was posted back in 2006 and is still very relevant.