Meet the Owner

Hello! My name is Jennie Dillon, and I'm the owner and artist behind Rum Bird Studio. After working for many years as an archaeological illustrator and graphic designer, I've decided to get back to my truest passion in life: creating quirky doodles. I currently reside in my home state of Colorado.

My Process

While Rum Bird drawings are simple and informal, they sometimes require a rather involved drawing process. When I create a character, I am looking for a certain shape, gesture, line quality, and expression. Rather than work back into any single drawing, which I feel dampens its spontaneous energy, I quickly redraw the same character over and over (sometimes hundreds of times!) to find the "right" iteration. After a little spit and polish in the computer, the perfect doodle is ready for press.