Jen Vallez Draws All New AGJ
The illustrator of our dreams.
We've long crushed on her talents via @sophieandlili, so we asked the artist to indulge us with hand-drawn illustrations of the new collection.
Simply put, she's an inspiration. After nearly two decades of cutting her teeth as an art director in the advertising world, Jennifer Vallez was inspired to find her joy. Enter Sophie & Lili, which started as a children's brand and has turned into a creative haven that creates art and products that shine a light on inspirational humans and causes that I believe in and love.
It’s been a minute since I’ve worked with a brand I love, so when @arielgordonjewelry contacted me to create some illustrations of their new collection of course I said yes! Everything is so so cute.
So who better to lend her talents to the sparkling shapes, charms, and pieces in the new collection. We sent her a smattering of jewelry and told her to let her imagine run wild.
The results are exactly what you'd expect of Jen: brilliant, uplifting, and spirited. She sketched our favorite campaign shots from the latest shoot, and plaid around with the pieces she was coveting and her signature illustrations.
Not only do her pieces uplift—and NBD count clients like Nancy Pelosi and Jennifer Aniston among them—but they reimagine the world in beautiful color and soft graphics that infuse beauty in every situation, big or small.