​children's book illustration Student Approved​​​

Jenny Hanf

Children’s book illustration major



   Jenny is holding a published book she illustrated for a local author.

How did you select your major?

I selected the major simply because I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, Illustrating is what I had wanted to do for a very long time and it was a perfect fit.

How have the professors in the program inspired you?

The professors in the children’s book illustration program have inspired me by pushing creative exploration, by encouraging work with mediums and styles out of my comfort zone.

What are some of the hands on things you have done?

I have had amazing hands on experiences in my major, getting put in contact with local authors and working with the Mazza Museum to collaborate and publish stories with my illustrations.

What do you love to do on campus?

I love to do many things on campus but especially; listen to visiting speakers, walk outside around campus and find places to sit and work while enjoying other students.

What advice do you have for students who want to pursue children’s book illustration?

My advice would is to be open and have fun with it, it’s a creative field and there is so much to experiment with and learn about.

Why did you choose The University of Findlay?

I chose The University of Findlay because it seemed like the best match for me, with resources like the Mazza Museum and a specialized children’s book illustration program. For me, the bonus was that the campus is a few blocks away from my home.

What do you love about being an Oiler?

Being able to study what I love with constant support is what I love about being an Oiler.