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Jackie Besteman is a veteran illustrator whose work has been recognized by The Art Directors Club of Toronto, Print Magazine, and American Illustration. Her vibrant, colorful illustrations and editorial work have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Marie Claire, among others.
Jackie grew up in South Africa and Holland, and her family later moved to Toronto. She attended OCAD University, and after graduating she started making illustrations for various publications, which she has continued to do for over 20years.
Ms. Besteman went digital over 10 years ago, and this transition encouraged her to experiment with her style. Jackie describes the style that emerged from that process as “Urbane Whimsy.” Bright colors, quirky patterns, imaginative settings, and unique depictions of faces and people all combine to make Jackie’s style undeniably unique.