Dean Jacobs is a children’s book illustrator represented by Advocate art – illustration agency. Dean studied Computer Based Art and Design at the University of The Sunshine Coast, and won his first client whilst he was there.
Dean worked as a graphic designer for many years but his love for illustration saw that part of his repertoire begin to take precedence. He started getting commission to do portraits and caricatures, which inevitably led to Children’s Book Illustration. Dean has illustrated 6 major picture books in 3 years, with 5 Children’s Book Council of Australia Award nominations to date, including Picture Book of the year on several occasions and The Crichton Award in 2009.
His work is built around realistic subject matter with exceptional attention to detail.