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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.


graphic design

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.


Whether you are looking for an illustrated mascot or a logo, we can meet all your illustration designing needs and help you create a great brand image through unique and creative illustrations via posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials and so on. We offer a wide range of illustration design services to promote your brand and business to the fullest. 

picture books

art direction & character development

From storyboarding to sketching cover designs, picture books is what I love doing best! I'm happy to take on full or any part of the project, from initial concept ideas through to fully set up print ready files.

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.

logo design

We are creative experts, trained exclusively to create the perfect logo for your brand.


Whether its watercolour, acrylic, or digital art, 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. Always keen to try and help work some magic with my Wacom pen!




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.





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1202 Wellington St. E.
Aurora, Ontario
L4G 2C9 Canada

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