Jacqueline Simester is an English illustrator influenced by her Nordic ancestry, with an innate curiosity that she brings to her illustrative work, whether it be factual or imaginative, creative or informative. She holds an undergraduate degree in biological science and is currently working on her dissertation for a Masters degree in Illustration.


Jacqueline's passionate interest in vintage illustration from the19th and early 20th century is reflected in her work, which is often intertwined with theatrical drama and decorative elements influenced by Scandinavian folk art, William Morris, Nielsen and Erté.

Keen to enhance aesthetic experience, Jacqueline ensures that her illustrations are visually appealing but anchored by strong research and observational drawing.  She is passionate about quality and craftsmanship without the need for environmental harm and engages with ethical and sustainable methods of production for her own line of illustrated items.

Skilled in both analogue and digital illustration, Jacqueline is continuously engaged with learning and development with an interest in pursuing animation techniques.  

Exhibitions and Awards

The Heseltine Gallery, online exhibition Art In Isolation 2020

Coventry University Drawing Prize Chosen Works 2018

MA (student) Illustration (Falmouth)

Pg Cert Illustration and Animation

BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences