Artist Bio

Jennifer Johnson is a native Chicagoan. In 2012, she graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration.  Her work has been used to help build knowledge and awareness for issues like the plight of cancer patients, fiscal responsibility, and the environment.

Jennifer has lent her creative gifts to different non-profits starting with National Send a Card Day to help cancer patients and their families. She illustrated and co-designed a curriculum on finances for Financial Straight Talk Foundation. For over three years Jennifer worked for Audubon Chicago Region (now Audubon Great Lakes) as an Community Engagement Fellow for Wild Indigo Nature Explorations. She managed the program’s web presence and print materials. As a full time artist, Jennifer continues to create works around different topics, rally in-depth conversation, and shed light on untold stories.

Her current focus is making comics and animation. Jennifer lives in Hammond, IN with her family and dog Ginger.  Like the bear is adaptable to different environments, Jennifer is versatile in different art styles and media. She wants her art to evoke a full range of emotions about current events and building community.