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 discovering her joy for all things collage, while earning her BFA in Illustration at the Columbus College of Art & Design, 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 & Company.
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