Super Jane Smith

Jane Smith is a Midwestern girl who spent her childhood writing stories, making pictures and reading all the books her librarian mom brought home. After she discovered her joy for all things collage in art school (CCAD), Jane moved to sunny Los Angeles, California, where she got her start in publishing as an art director of children’s novelty books.

Jane creates artwork for a wide variety of children’s book publishing and art licensing clients,  specializing in whimsical imagery for children and anyone who has their head in the clouds. She is the Author/Illustrator of the 6-book Chloe Zoe picture book series, published by Albert Whitman & Co.

Jane loves collecting paper, patterns, and fabric, getting crafty in her seaside studio, and writing lists of words (silly words, pirate words, animal words & more!). She lives with her graphic designer husband, superstar daughter and lots and lots of bugs in sun-kissed Wilmington, North Carolina.


Albert Whitman & Company • Art Needlepoint • Babybug Magazine • Design Design • Design House Greetings • Gango Editions • Intervisual Books • Kess InHouse • Ladybug Magazine • Mpix • New Moon Magazine • Peaceable Kingdom • Piggy Toes Press 


• State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, October 2017-July 2018.

• Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustration West 51, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, 2013.

• Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour, iam8bit gallery, Los Angeles, May 2012.

• Harbinger, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, March 2012.

• Nightmares and Lullabies, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, February 2012.

• Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, July/August 2011.

• Not All Stories Begin Once Upon A Time: An SCBWI Illustration Exhibition 2007.

• Once Upon A Summertime: An SCBWI Illustration Exhibition 2006.

• Small Works: Brand Library Group Art Exhibition 2006.

• Storytellers: An SCBWI Illustration Exhibition 2005.

• CCAD Art of Illustration 2002.

• CCAD Annual Art Exhibition 2002, 2001, 2000.

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