Jillian Ditner (2017)
Jillian has a natural interest and curiosity in science that is coupled with excellent observational drawing skills. She has degrees in art and design from the Ontario College of Art and Design, York University, and the California State University Monterey Bay. She has also worked as a freelance artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, developing strong visual skills, elegant design, and an understanding of how to design for publication. She is passionate about using her experiences and abilities to educate and inspire the public about the lives of birds and their conservation.
As a Bartels Illustrator, Jillian created an infographic to explain the different techniques used to determine the era when birds first evolved, as well as illustrations depicting the behaviors of birds at feeders for a Bird Academy course and one for an article in the Winter 2018 issue of Living Bird, and an illustration for the Lab’s 2017 holiday card.