JDouglass

Chicago US October 2017
When most of us are children, we draw on notepads, sheets of blank paper and coloring books with crayons, pencils, pens and markers to pass the time. I never quit.

One Saturday, when I was twelve years old and out hitting up garage sales with my mother and grandmother, we stopped at a drug store, and they purchased an issue of Uncanny X-Men (#311, for the nerds) for me. Thus began a lifelong obsession with comic books. I never wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be an illustrator.

Over the years, I have developed my skills in many ways, whether it was creating artwork to promote my various bands, making and selling independent comics with friends or the 7+ years I spent at Nogginlabs (www.nogginlabs.com), first as a storyboard artist then as an illustrator.

My preferred personal style tends to utilize bright, vibrant colors, often with a sheen of grunge and dirt on top of them. My linework is intentionally sketchy, though very detailed, in order to create a sense of life and movement. Often, but not always, I choose to depict animals that fascinate me, whether in portrait or mid-action.

I am available for all types of illustration and design work, including logos, layouts and custom illustrations. Due to my stint at Nogginlabs, I have developed a somewhat chameleon-like ability to work in multiple illustration styles and thrive under any challenge given.

I have also been in the music industry as a singer and guitarist for around twenty years. Most recently, I played in Turnspit, and I have done artwork for the likes of Austin Lucas, Worriers, Lights Over Bridgeport, Punktastic.com, Red Scare Records, Artistic Integrity Records, MPShows and more. I understand the unique needs musicians, labels and the like have from a designer, and I am very passionate about helping artists see the visual side of their identity match the dedication, branding and intensity of their music.
  • Art Direction
  • Comic Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hand Lettering
  • Illustration
  • Logo Design
  • Layout Design
  • Package Design
  • Print Design
  • Typography