Jean Jullien

(French, born 1983)

Jean Jullien was born in 1983 in the city of Cholet in France. After high school, Jean Jullien studied for his post-baccalauréat in graphic design at Le Paraclet in Brittany, where he was introduced to the work of French graphic artists and illustrators such as Tomi Ungerer, Raymond Savignac, and studio M/M Paris. Jean then moved to London to carry on studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008, followed closely by a Masters in Arts Communication at the Royal College of Art. Today, Jean Jullien’s instantly recognizable signature style has seen him become one of the most sought after illustrators around. Often character based, his work is always well observed, keenly aware of its surroundings, and often funny. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent, yet eclectic body of work.