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Elly is an illustrator living and working in the UK.
She has worked with global clients as diverse as Ogilvy, The National Trust, Creative UK, Bombay Sapphire, American Century Investments & The London Transport Museum. Her work is bright & bold with a focus the natural world and strong characters.
She illustrates books, especially ones about the natural world, creates colourful illustrations for businesses and loves the challenge of live illustrating events. She has also run workshops in character creation in London, guest lectured for University of the Arts London and provided mentoring for Falmouth University's Launchpad programme.
After graduating from University College Falmouth (Now Falmouth University) with a 2:1 in Illustration in 2009, Elly worked for fashion brand Seasalt for seven years as an in-house illustrator & graphic designer. Responsible for designing and developing all their packaging and providing illustrations for product she got used to dealing with a global supply chain and tight deadlines. In 2016 after a brief stint on a farm in rural Japan, Elly went freelance. She now works for clients across the UK and Europe from her studio in Falmouth.
When not illustrating she is generally found exploring the countryside, surfing or training in the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do. She also speaks terrible Japanese and writes her website biographies in third person.
If you'd like to commission Elly or want to say hello please get in touch.
Hodder & Stoughton
American Century Investments
University of Exeter
London Transport Museum
Verdant Brewing Co
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
FCS Portfolio Awards - Gold, for Holiday campaign for American Century Investments - 2022
ALCS Educational Writers Award, runner up for 2019: Nature Month by Month - 2019
Best Portfolio Award - SCBWI UK Conference - 2019
Shortlisted for Poster Prize for Illustration (AOI & London Transport Museum) - 2019
Shortlisted for Poster Prize for Illustration (AOI & London Transport Museum) - 2017
Shortlisted for Rising Star Award at UK Packaging Awards - 2013
London Book Fair - Drawing Stories with Elly Jahnz, July 2022. Blog.
MyCornwall Magazine - Interview, Dec 2021
Artists & Illustrators Magazine - Character Creation Tips, Nov 2021
Verdant Brewing Co - Cornish Creatives, Sept 2021. Blog.
SCBWI Words & Pictures - Featured Illustrator, Feb 2021. Article.