Teresa Jenellen

Teresa Jenellen - Designer

Machynlleth, Wales, UK

I am an illustrator specialising in watercolour with a love of colourful characters and gloom.

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I work from home in Machynlleth the Ancient Capital of Wales, right next to the oldest graveyard in town, in a crumbling house with my black cat, black chickens, heavy metal husband... and a ginger pom named Foxy!

I am a genuine bookworm and history nerd. I love getting my teeth into a good story and bringing the characters to life and I'm always happy to go the extra mile to get every detail right. I have worked on all sorts of projects from book covers and full story illustrations to theatre and festival posters. I have experienced easy breezy several months notice covers and 'any chance you can' super fast turnarounds. No job is too big or too small and every challenge is approached with equal enthusiasm. I am easygoing, upbeat and I work well with others.

Historical Fiction
Magical Realism
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction


  • BA (hons) Fine Art 
  • MA Fine Art


  • Cheltenham Illustration Award 2014

Work experience

Freelance Artist and Illustrator

March, 2012 – Present (about 11 years)

Since 2012 I have been Self Employed providing artwork for print and publicity, book covers, short story illustrations, festival and theatre posters.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Jeweller, The

Lewis, Caryl, Davies, Gwen

Ingrid (Welsh Edition)

Ifans, Rhiannon

Teresa has 8 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Brooke Stayrook
Teresa continues to have the artistic genius that keeps me coming back for more. Her style is so gorgeous that readers pick up my book because of the cover. When they ask about the cover art, they are always amazed by Teresa's portfolio. Not only is Teresa a brilliant artist, but she is also an incredible human being whom I look forward to collaborating with on my next novel.

Brooke Stayrook, December 2022

Teresa Jenellen
Thank you so much Brooke you are too kind! I love working with you and can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute with you and you characters!

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Brandon Lowry
Working with Teresa was an absolute pleasure! Upon seeing her portfolio, I knew she was the right artist to design the cover for my book; what she delivered went beyond my expectations. She was able to translate my ideas into a cohesive, coherent concept and translate it beautifully onto the page. Beyond her artistic talents, communication was easy and clear, and pricing was very fair. I would ...
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Brandon Lowry, September 2022

Teresa Jenellen
Thank you SO much Brandon! I was honoured you chose to work with me it was an absolute pleasure and I wish you (and your book) the very best for the future !

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Brooke Stayrook
Teresa is an artistic genius and am incredible human being. She stands out from other cover artists, because it's easy to see that she genuinely cares for the book and the author's vision. This is the third cover she's done for me, and I must say it tops the charts! Teresa goes above and beyond to create gorgeous artwork! I am so excited to work with Teresa again!!!❤️

Brooke Stayrook, May 2022

Teresa Jenellen
Thank you so much Brooke! I LOVE working with you and helping get your vision on to paper. This project has been a dream to work on, thank you so much for putting your faith in me!

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Tracy Buckland
Absolutely wonderful work, such a talented lady and very easy to communicate with, always willing to make sure you are totally happy making any changes needed, definitely worth every penny, thank you Teresa

Tracy Buckland, March 2022

Teresa Jenellen
Thank you so much! I am so happy you have the cover you wanted! It’s been a pleasure working with you!

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Brooke Stayrook
Teresa is an artistic genius! She really knows how to help the author's vision come to life on the cover. I am over the moon happy with her work. I am thrilled to work with her again on my next book!

Brooke Stayrook, November 2021

Teresa Jenellen
Thank you sooo much Brooke! I love every minute working with you!

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