Illustrator, surface designer and sometimes author Jill McDonald is known for her colorful and playful art.

She received a BFA with a textile major from Rhode Island School of Design.

She worked as a print stylist for Gap Inc. in N.Y.C. then moved to the midwest to work as an illustrator for Hallmark Cards.

Since starting her own studio in 2004 she has worked on a wide array of products

including kids and baby bedding, fabric and scrapbooking collections, puzzles, games,

greeting cards, and books.  She is the author/ illustrator of the early learning series Hello, World! which continues to grow.

She lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Antonio (who also happens to be her business partner) and their son Luca.


The Land of Nod


Pottery Barn Kids

Garnet Hill

Nick Jr.

Windham Fabrics

Penguin Random House (Double Day Books)


Some past and current clients:

American Greetings

Design House Greetings


Barefoot Books

C.R. Gibson


Peter Pauper Press