Jennifer Hines

Jennifer Hines – Designer

I’m an illustrator and lettering artist who creates fun, whimsical, and punny illustrations to make you smile.


I’m a freelance illustrator and lettering artist from Chicago IL living as an expat in Amsterdam. I have a playful and whimsical style, and love drawing playful things, but especially food and recipes, and cute things in general, from animals to people to storefronts, and I especially love puns.

My fun and colorful style is well suited for children, as well as adults who are young at heart and enjoy adorable, cute, and smile-inducing characters. I love making people giggle and brightening their day with my illustrations.

My hand-drawn lettering drawing skills means I can give a unique and customized look to a book or illustration and enjoy combining typography and artwork into one polished illustration.

I studied fine art and graphic design, and have been a freelance illustrator since 2018. Before that, I worked in publishing groups for 14 years creating artwork for textbooks and articles, so I understand the ins-and-outs of how to put something into print. I have done freelance work for Workman Publishing and Quarto Publishing, as well as many small businesses and authors who have needed something that went beyond boring corporate styles.

I'd love to help bring your idea to life through playful illustration and color.
Calendars Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Travel
Children's Humor & Comedy
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art
  • Masters of Fine Arts

Work experience


Sep, 2018 — Present

Freelance illustrator and lettering artist who creates custom illustrations for small businesses, editorial clients and book publishers, and food-based brands to help clients connect with their audience authentically.

paper heart dispatch

Dec, 2015 — Dec, 2020 (about 5 years)

Designed and ran a stationery shop, including designing/illustrating all greeting cards, calendars, and products, and selling products online, in person, and to wholesalers.

Deloitte Consulting

Aug, 2013 — Oct, 2018 (about 5 years)

Developed designs and strategies for visualizations of data for illustrations and articles for an HR-oriented research publishing team.

American Technical Publishers

Aug, 2004 — Aug, 2013 (about 9 years)

Acted as designer, project manager, and lead illustrator on dozens of textbooks, including tasks related to book cover design, book interior design and page layout, illustrations, and developing style guides.

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Rasam M.

Rasam M.

Oct, 2023

Jennifer is truly outstanding in every way, and I couldn't be happier with the results! I am absolutely thrilled to share my experience working with Jennifer Hines as the Text Illustrator for my book, 'We're All Just Birds.' Her professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, and exceptional talent and creativity were remarkable throughout the entire process. She hand-drew all the text in my ...
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Thanks to Rasam for the kind words! Rasam was such a great client to work with--very appreciative, understanding, and an all around nice person. Definitely recommend him for any project, and would ...
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