Joshua Janes
Illustrator/Designer/All around good guy
I've been dreaming, designing, and drawing as far back as I can remember. To my great fortune, I have been graced with the opportunity to turn my love for creating art into a career. Growing up in Northwest Ohio, I made friends, caused chaos, fell in love, and was introduced to some truly great instructors and professionals who helped guide me on the start of my journey. I pulled up stakes following graduation from Port Clinton High School and moved to Dover, New Jersey for formal training in illustration/design/narrative art at the Joe Kubert School. While there I took instruction from many amazing illustration professionals; Tex BlaisdellJose Delbo, John TroyJoel NaprstekIrwin Hasen, and comic book legend Joe Kubert.​​​​​​​
I graduated from The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 1996 and returned to Ohio. I married my beautiful wife and immersed myself in the field of children's publishing. For over 20 years, I have had the pleasure of being employed by and illustrating for diverse companies, such as McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Tribune Publishing, School Specialty Publishing, Landoll's Children's Publishing, and Carson-Dellosa Publishing.
While children's publishing has been my main focus, I continue to employ my illustration skills in all forms of media, including the Internet, movies, comic books, and concept production art.
I currently reside in Ohio with my wife, Angie, our three children, and our Olde English Bulldogge, Pudge. I thank God every day to be alive in an age when you can witness a 70-year-old woman argue with an 8-year-old kid whether the Hulk could beat up Superman. Ah yes, life is good.


Client Testimonials

"Joshua Janes has a rare combination of massive talent, impeccable professionalism, and an affable nature that makes him a joy to work with... and I'm not just saying that because he was the illustrator on our most successful Kickstarter project launch of all time! As a collaborator, one couldn't ask for anyone better, and I hope to continue to work with him on many projects to come."  
Tyler James - Publisher, ComixTribe
"Working with Josh on concept art for our TV pitch was an absolute joy. His first blush thumbnails were always remarkably close to what we were seeking, then his tweaks were insanely quick to bring us to wonderful final art. Also, not only did he always get us where we wanted to go, frequently he surpassed our vision, taking us to where we wished we had thought to go. There are plenty of talented artists out there if you look hard enough. What sets Josh apart and above, is not just his considerable talent, but also his amazing intuitive sense of what the client really wants and more importantly needs. Plus… he’s just a really nice guy with whom to collaborate and work. Thanks, Josh! Great stuff!"  
David N. Weiss - Writer: Shrek 2, Rugrats Movies, Jimmy Neutron, etc...

"Creative, innovative, and original are only a few words to describe Josh's work! His attention to detail and precision is incredible. Smart and clean designs are a hallmark of his work. His ability to bring characters to life through his illustrations are outstanding."
Judy L. Harris - CEO, Connections LLC

"I have worked with Josh for over 20 years and found him to be an invaluable asset.  Besides being a talented and capable illustrator, Josh’s impeccable work ethic and ability to meet deadlines has made Josh my go-to person. His work is not only admired by the general public but by those in the creative field as well. If you are in need of a talented and capable illustrator, you need look no further than Josh."
Bob SanfordVP Publisher, Carson-Dellosa Publishing

"Josh is a terrific illustrator and has done work for my companies for 20 years. Not only does he do design and illustration, but he has also created company logos for me. He can do it all! I highly recommend Josh for any project."
Vince Douglas - President  & Publisher, RiverStream Publishing

"I hired Josh to do a cover for my comic book, Undead State. Not only did he deliver it well in advance of the deadline, but it was absolutely amazing!"
Shane Hill Writer/Illustrator, UndeadState, Synergy Studios Publishing

"Josh Janes hits it with all cylinders running.  He nails any project thrown at him with professionalism, efficiency, and pretty pictures to boot!   Should be your first and only call."
Robb Bihun - Film/TV Storyboard Artist

"Not only is Josh responsive, energetic, and a pleasure to work with, he is a master when it comes to dynamic illustrations. He has proved invaluable in transforming preliminary ideas into clean, creative, vibrant designs!"
Jill Horton - Production Artist, Verve Graphic Services, LLC

"I am always amazed at the level of imagination, skill, and Pepsi drinking that Josh has always put into his illustrations. It’s a lot of Pepsi, trust me. Literally, every piece he illustrates is an amazingly inspirational piece of art. He now owes me 100 bucks."
Kevin Myers Owner/Illustrator, universe K, LLC

"Josh is pleasant, professional, and prompt.  I have always been very pleased with his work."
Deb TheriaultRange Solar & Wind

"How the F--K should I know? I don't have time for this sh-t!"
Mark Clapsadle - Retired Creative Director, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, Now Full-time Fisherman
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