Meet the Maker – Jillian Ohl

Jillian is an artist and illustrator from Raleigh, NC. Her work includes stationary, collages, and fashion illustration. She uses mostly bright watercolors and ink to create fun and whimsical images.

Who or what inspires you and your creative process? 

I’m inspired by fashion, pop culture, and things I find silly. One of the best feelings is when my art can make someone’s day a bit better.

“favorite movies like Clueless, Big Lewboski,Pulp Fiction, and Mean Girls”

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Tell us about your favorite product from your collection.

Currently my favorite products are the prints I created based on some of my favorite movies like Clueless, Big Lewboski,Pulp Fiction, and Mean Girls. They are super fun for me to create.

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for your business in the next year.

I am only beginning to sell at craft markets and next year I hope to have even more product and start to explore other cities in the Southeast.

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What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?

I am a big believer in drawing every day. I draw during my lunch break and again in the evenings after work. Sometimes the drawings never see the light of day again, and then other times I can turn them into prints or cards. I’m also always working on several projects at once which helps keeps my brain occupied!

Name one resource that your brand could not live without.

My scanner! It is nothing fancy but the ability to scan things in digitally rather than photographing them is really life changing.

Patchwork Market
Jillian Ohl founder of Jillian Ohl

Find Jillian at the upcoming Patchwork Market on October 6th at Fullsteam Brewery

Instagram @jillyohl

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