Jillian Suzanne is a Creative Professional and Educator with a Master of Arts (MA), Art + Design Education from The Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Prior to study at RISD, Jillian has worked in Children’s Book Illustration, Fine Art, Photography, and Creative Project Management within the commercial and film industry.
With a passion for Visual Arts, Storytelling and Purposeful Play, her thesis: The Playful Exchange was researched and developed in order to facilitate a collaborative storytelling experience using art and narrative to guide youth toward self-empowerment.
In 2008 recognizing her enthusiasm for children's illustration, Jillian was asked to create the concept art and final illustrations for a new children book / merchandise series in Switzerland promoting a multi-platinum Swiss musician. The 7th book she created for this successful series was commissioned for 2014 to celebrate the famous Swiss landmark Jung-Frau / Top of Europe.
Jillian's artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries and art events throughout Los Angeles including; Regent Gallery, LACMA ArtWalk, Empire Gallery, Hive Gallery, Sothebys.com, Barnsdall Gallery and at the Brewery's famous bi-annual Art Walks. Additionally, she has enjoyed working with many prestigious clients including; Disney, MTV, The Simpson's, The Food Network, Warner Cable, Victoria's Secret, Covergirl and Kodak.