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Illustrator Writer Designer
I believe in creating joyful and loving picture books that inspire children to dream, and find calm and comfort in the stars and great outdoors.

Personal life

Jennifer Jackman White was born in Los Angeles, lived for a long time in London and a little bit in New York, and now resides in San Diego, California. When she's not working, you'll find Jennifer gardening with her son, antiquing, painting in her studio, floating in the ocean or exploring the outdoors.


Creative life

Jennifer grew up loving art and started making picture books in kindergarten on her mom's typewriter. She received her BFA in illustration with honors at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, pursued her first job in publishing as a designer at Harcourt Trade Publishers then Disney Hyperion in New York, followed by creating award winning work for branding and advertising studios as a Creative Director. Today, Jennifer is founder of Sage & Spruce Design, and is following her heart and creating picture books once again for Heart Studio Co.

Links to design work

Sage & Spruce Design | Visit here

Linked In | Visit here

 Giving Back

Education for Homeless Youth

Jennifer supports The Monarch School through donations. The Monarch School has served San Diego for over three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.

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Abstract Paint

 Member of SCBWI

A passion for children’s literature

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the only professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Their mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.