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Janna Mattia

Janna Mattia - Designer

San Diego, United States

I am an artist who specializes in heartwarming children's illustrations, working in both traditional and digital mediums.


My work is influenced by the nostalgia of the Golden Age as well as many of today's modern illustrators. I earned my Bachelor’s from Laguna College of Art and Design where I covered a huge spectrum of skills, including storyboarding, character design, color design and especially traditional illustration. Today I continue to freelance for independent projects as well as commercial clients such as the Ad Council.

I strive to bring children's stories to life with illustrations that inspire a smile. I encourage lots of open communication with my clients (including constructive feedback) so that together we may achieve the best possible outcome.

Art mediums include pencil drawings, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I also often work digitally (Photoshop.)

Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Poetry
Art Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Nature

Work experience


August, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

Works include character design, concept art for film campaigns, art for licensing. Clients include Ad Council (Smokey Bear), Christian Audio/Hovel, and various private commissioners.

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