About Jode Thompson:
I started my career as an art director at various agencies in Calgary Ab.,Canada. In the late 80’s I left to start my own studio where we focused on design and illustration. My passion was always illustration and in the mid 90’s, after the birth of my son I made the leap… I became a full time illustrator. In the beginning my illustration was all done traditional or “on the board.” Things have changed since then and now all of my commercial illustration is done digital from start to finish. I work mainly in Painter but also, when the job calls for it, I work in Illustrator and Photoshop. Going digital has changed my business in many ways, the best of which is that I can work from wherever I choose to and be connected with clients all over the world. Now I work mostly from my home studio in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and from my summer home on the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia.