Hello! My name is Jemma Jose, and I'm a freelance illustrator based in sunny Chennai, India. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil and I'm thrilled to call it my full-time job now. My illustration style has been influenced by the animated films I grew up with, like the Disney films of the 90's and gems from Studio Ghibli. I’m particularly in awe of character design in animation. I enjoy the process of developing story through a character's appearance and behaviour and apply it to my own projects whenever I can.
I started freelancing in 2016 and since then, I've illustrated picture books, chapter books, covers and graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers. In my free time, I like to swing heavy kettlebells and draw far too many comics about my adorable Indie dog, Roku.

If you'd like to read about my art journey and get some insight into my work process, head on over to my Journal, where I share tips, case studies and process videos. You can also follow me on Instagram where I regularly post my own art, comics and some fun stuff. 

I'm always open to discussing new and exciting illustration projects. Drop me an email at 
jose.jemma@gmail.com and let's chat!
Pratham Books Storyweaver, Penguin Random House India, Puffin India, Duckbill Books, Ci3 for Chicago University, Appsmith, Audible India