I enjoy allowing ideas to come from playing with materials, observations and drawing in relation to a  specific theme. I love making sketchbooks and using them to help me immerse myself in an idea but also sprawling-out in a studio with post-its and large sheets of paper and letting my imagination get the better of me in order to expand what it means to be an illustrator.  Having said this, I also enjoy the restrictions of a tight design brief and welcome this contrast in my work-life. 
As an illustrator, the appeal of the book, whether that be children's book or artist book, is that it can communicate a narrative and is a familiar object that people can pass to eachother and handle for themselves. This tactile quality is very appealing to me as there is no separation between the audience and the artwork.
 Having graduated from Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2017, I have moved back to Glasgow, been travelling in Greece, Spain and South-East Asia and have set up my own studio space where I have been writing my own creative briefs and working as a freelance illustrator.  
 As of September 2017 the Scottish Crannog Centre took on my book about their work for educational workshops in their museum. 
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Please feel free to contact me at jasmineholt@gmail.com or 07534200025 about collaboration, future projects or any of the work that you see here.