Jillian Schiavi was a Chicago-based artist. Then she was an Oakland-based calligrapher. Now, she’s an illustrator living in Brooklyn and traveling all over the country with a sketchbook and healthy handful of Micron pens in her purse.
She’s a lover of cities and cultures and mountain ranges and lakes and trees both small and tall. Buy her a croissant at a sunny sidewalk cafe, and you’ll be in her good graces forever. Follow close behind on a hike and she’ll engage you in conversation ranging from the discovery of a snake-shaped stick to your heart’s innermost desires.
Here, she’s shared drawings and sketches at the beginning of her art career. That exploding and evolving world now lives over at jillyink.com and instagram.com/jillyink. What lives here now are her words, born from thought and experience. No agenda, just words. She didn’t even tell you she started writing again.