Jodee Taylah is a Melbourne based illustrator and creator.
She has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, and writing stories since she knew how to spell. Her love of art has developed consistently throughout her life and Jodee continues to grow as a creative.
Studying at NMIT in Melbourne gave Jodee the skills and guidance she needed, and moulded her style into a direction she never knew she could go.
Over the years Jodee has developed a certain gothic flavour to her work, drawing her inspiration from creatives such as Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly.
Her illustration style and techniques have attracted recognition by the industry gaining Jodee several award nominations and many opportunities.Jodee has gained awards in 'illustration excellence' and nominations for 'emerging talent' awards. In 2010, her work was personally recognised by Tim Burton as part of his exhibition in Melbourne - an award that Jodee regards highly.
Jodee's work is a blend of the fantastical and creepy lovliness, exploring themes of dark beauty and intrigue. She is inspired by stormy days, unusual landscapes, antiques and pocket-watches.
Jodee's work has been described by industry professionals as 'quirky' and 'beautifully twisted'.
2010 - Receiver of ArtStart Grant through the Arts Council of Australia
2010 - Finalist in 'Tim Burton Wonderland Gallery' as part of the Tim Burton Exhibition at ACMI, Melbourne
2009 - 2nd runner up for a Desktop Create Award for 'Emerging Talent'
2009 - Illustre Exhibition Award for 'Best Children's Illustration'
2009 - Arts Industry NMIT Award for 'Illustration Excellence'