Hello, I’m Jael, the founder of Jaelbird & Partners, a studio where I write and illustrate numerous things; normal, daily things that I fall in love with. My work is always a reflection from reading books; the imagery I get from an unforgettable paragraph, a sentence that permanently hangs in my head, and the unexplained longing I wish that would never depart from me. My writing is mostly narrative, with a dusting of inspired quotes and anecdotes, and thought pieces. Drawing, although only a secondary focus, has become a visual associate in my work to sometimes make that connection with the accompanying text to bring out its character.
A snippet of my recent past experiences include being an editor for a children’s publication, which was fun until I decided to embark on the perilous world of advertising and public relations at Batey (I miss the legendary red doors) before stepping into publishing at MediaCorp. I had kept the faith and finished that long race for others but for now, it’s for the bird.