The Pink Suitcase Studio offers children focused graphic design, art direction, illustration and book packaging services. Services include initial concepts & planning, ideas and pencil sketches through to print-ready files. Have a look at my portfolio for examples of design and illustration work.
From initial concept drawings to print-ready files and everything in between related to book design process including: cover, jacket and layout design, sketches, story boarding, mock-up art, typography, art direction, style development, character development, art working, project and series management, marketing and promotional material.
We offer a wide range of illustration design services to promote your brand and business to the fullest.
digital or hand, original creations
t-shirt, garment graphics
image retouching/colour correcting
& CHARACTER DESIGN
Inventing characters, whether they are for business or children's products is one of the best ways we like to spend our days.
Take a look at a few of our illustrations here then pick up the phone and let us get to work creating you a unique illustration for your website, book, blog, or business.
Capture your readers’ imaginations with stunning illustrations. We offer expert book illustration services designed for writers who want to self-publish their work. We start our book illustration services by learning about you, your work and your self-publishing goals. From storyboarding to sketching cover designs, picture books is what we love doing best! We are happy to take on full or any part of the project, from initial concept ideas through to fully set up print ready files.
We have many years experience working in photoshop to tidy up art after scanning, adjusting artwork, fixing colours, typography and inconsistencies, as well as reworking and repackaging existing designs into new formats.
We are creative experts, trained exclusively to create the perfect logo for your brand.
Digital pet portraits
The Pink Suitcase Studio is the work of Jan Dolby. Jan is a Toronto based graphic designer and illustrator, offering children’s focused graphic design, art direction and book packaging services, and everything from initial concepts, ideas and pencil sketches to fully set up, print-ready files.
With over 10 years experience in children’s book publishing industry, Jan has experience working in many different children’s books formats including: picture books, preschool, novelty, non-fiction, fiction, licensed brands, educational, gift, packaging, activity, toys and more!
Jan studied fine art at the University of Guelph. She is an internationally published children's illustrator with over 20 illustrated picture books. She began her career as an arts administrator working for The London Children's Museum and Young People's Theatre, a professional children's theatre company in Toronto.