About Me

I live with her and my wife and daughter near Durham, England.

I work in a busy design studio as a senior graphic designer, and also, when required, illustrator and photographer.

My passion for as long as I can remember, has been drawing. I’ve been creating and working on my own projects for years now when I have the chance, and I would love to do it full time, using only my hand skills to earn a living.

I like working on children’s books in particular, they give the opportunity to let the imagination run free. I’ve written a few books, initially so I had something to draw, but I do believe a couple of them could be strong enough to be published. If I had a dream job, writing and illustrating children’s books would be it, but I’m not fussy, just being able to illustrate would be great.

I find it easy to adapt and work in a wide range of styles and media, though I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing, and that maybe should try and stick to one recognisable style.

Everything I do will end up on-screen after the traditional hand work is completed, though I always try to retain a traditional ‘hand done’ look. I have also taken to using a Wacom tablet a lot more, some of the new digital brushes are superb and virtually indistinguishable to traditional media.

My other passion is photography, and will usually take my Fujifilm XT20 out with me most places. Please check out my Instagram feed @jonternent.

I hope you like my work, if you would like to get in touch with me for whatever reason, please do so via the contact page.

Thanks, Jon.