Jennifer Whitney Black graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration and a double concentration in Book Arts and Game Arts. She specializes in character art and design but also has a passion for narrative illustration. Jennifer does a myriad of work which includes freelance, comics, illustrating her own writing, and visual journalism. She also creates original and fan work for conventions.
While Jennifer is based in Baltimore, MD, her roots come from across the nation. She was born in San Jose, raised in Denver, discovered herself in Cincinnati, and reconnected with her heritage in Thailand. With the separation of her parents at a young age, Jennifer has spent an extensive amount of time exploring the two halves of herself and their contrasting elements of culture, religion, and ethnicity. She draws from her unique background and influences to create work that is a hybrid of her two worlds. She identifies with the Zebra, an exotic animal whose beautiful fur harmonizes the stark black and white.