Jennifer E. Morris
PO Box 112
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Phone (978) 582-4922
The best way to contact me directly is through email.
Like most illustrators, Jennifer has been drawing incessantly most of her life. Her first masterpieces, “Red Crayon on White Ottoman” and “Permanent Marker on Hard Wood Floor” met with decidedly harsh criticism. But by the time she was ten years old, she had a budding career as a commercial artist. She had a small but lucrative side business selling drawings to classmates for 25 cents each.
Today Jennifer is an award winning illustrator and children’s book author. She has illustrated picture books, children’s magazines, greeting cards, party ware and educational materials. She authored and illustrated two Scholastic books “May I Please Have a Cookie?” and “Please Write Back!” which combined have sold over 500,000 copies.
Jennifer is the recipient of the Don Freeman Memorial Grant awarded by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her designs have also won numerous Greeting Card Association awards.
Jennifer is a creative individual that also has in depth expertise with technology. She studied art at the Chautauqua Institute and she holds a BS in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh as well as an MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jennifer currently live in rural Massachusetts with my husband, two children, and a pet rat named Ruby.
I believe that successful illustrations work in concert with the printed words. Text and pictures should work together to convey thoughts and ideas more fully than either can alone. My goal is to work together with art directors and editors to create appealing and engaging illustrations that speak to both children and adults. I strive to create interesting and colorful characters that audiences can empathize with. And to do so with an attention to detail and with a consideration for the commerical and professional aspects of each project.