Apr 082014



On page 45 of the current issue of UPPERCASE magazine, you’ll find an article I wrote about Lilla Rogers and how best to prepare for Surtex. So thrilled! Thanks, Janine Vangool, publisher / editor / designer of this inspiring publication. You do an amazing job, and I’m honored to be part of it.

Feb 202014


The new 3×3 Illustration Directory just came out, and I’m thrilled to be included. Unlike any other directory, this one is curated by none other than Charles Hively, publisher of 3×3 Magazine and Creative Quarterly. I’m honored to be in the company of so many of my illustration heroes. If you’re an art director, be sure to request your complimentary copy here. If you just want to check out all the amazing talent, download the free app here. And be sure to take a look at my image on page 165 in the print version, and in the online gallery!

Here is a quotation from the introduction to the print version:

Working with illustrators is not all that difficult. But there is a secret on how best to work with one. Don’t treat them like a pair of hands, add their brain to the equation and you’ll always come out ahead. Give them the reproduction size and a general direction and then step back and let them shine. They’ll appreciate the freedom, you’ll appreciate the results.

Thank you, Charles, for being such a champion of illustration.

Feb 042014



As part of a grant proposal, the Fairfield Public Library asked me to create this rendering of what a new kids’ area might look like. Of course, this is just a concept and is subject to the library being awarded the grant funds. Once that happens, they will be working with an interior designer who specializes in kids’ library spaces.

I had a lot of fun drawing this, and hope the library gets their grant. This looks like such a cool place to hang out!


At the suggestion of someone whose opinion I treasure, I played with the color palette and execution a bit. What do you think?

Copyright © Joanne Hus

Copyright © Joanne Hus

Nov 152013

This holiday season, I’m offering these fun portraits of families—or individuals, or pets, or whatever you like! They are drawn by hand and scanned. I combine the portrait with a border I designed, then print out on high quality paper and hand-paint in glorious black and white. They measure 8″ x 10″ and are shipped unframed. Please note they are not traced, so they have a little quirkiness to them.

And added bonus is that because these are a combination of hand-drawn and digital, you can order multiple drawings.  The hand painted wash will be unique on each print.

© Joanne Hus

© Joanne Hus

Here’s the photo I worked from:

Family photo

I will be at the Holiday Gift Fair at Fairfield Grace United Methodist church in Fairfield CT on November 23. If you can’t make it, use the contact form here. Orders placed by December 16 will be ready in time for Christmas. I’ll only be creating a limited number of portraits in time for the holidays, so be sure to order right away!


You can also order these portraits through my Etsy shop. Easy online ordering!

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