Samantha Jo

Samantha Jo - Designer

California, United States

Children's Illustrator and designer specialized in colorful, whimsical illustrations with experience from Disney.

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I'm an illustrator based in California. I've worked as a production artist for companies like Walt Disney Interactive, RockYou and Jam City. Now, I am a freelance illustrator specializing in children's books, education, games and character design. My latest book "The Colorless Chameleon" is a visually engaging story that is earning positive reviews!

What I love about my work is to find creative solutions and create a visual language that can be recognized across the globe. Functionality, design, and humor are my main goals.

In my spare time you can find me hiking the trails, crafting a fun project, or whipping up tasty recipes. My personal work is inspired by folk tales, nature and places I have traveled. I hope that through my work I can keep those stories and places alive.

Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience


August, 2018 – Present (almost 3 years)

Freelance designer/illustrator for advertising, animation, books, entertainment, education and gaming projects.

Clients: Room to Read, Weeva Kids, All Together Labs, Libertad Creativa, Luminous US, Richter Games, Cetati Studios, IXL Learning, Paper Culture, Zynga, Jim Keeshen Productions, Munchkin Entertainment, Chapter 11 Studios

Senior Artist

Jam City
August, 2016 – May, 2018 (over 1 year)

Concept and production of art assets for casual mobile games. Environment play space designer. Art Lead assistant in several management tasks such as running Jira, attending meetings with the team leads, fulfilling art requests, managing the art schedule in house, outsource, and art direction.

Digital Artist

RockYou Inc.
October, 2014 – August, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Concept designer and production artist for casual mobile games (Maps, backgrounds, icons, marketing and UI). Art supervisor to the outsourcing team: reviewed art, managed production schedule, trained the team on the art work flow, pipeline and style of the game.

Production Artist

Walt Disney Interactive
May, 2011 – October, 2014 (over 3 years)

Concept design and production of art assets, icons, marketing art and UI for casual mobile games.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Colorless Chameleon

Irvin, Hayley, Bostick, Rachel, Reynolds, Cassidy, Jo Phan, Samantha

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