PACKAGING
ILLUSTRATION
by Ken Jacobsen

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Ken Jacobsen is a full-time freelance pen-and-ink illustrator who produces high quality, classically styled illustration for art directors and graphic designers all over the world, and has for over 30 years.

That’s me! This site shows llustrations that I’ve done for packaging. (To see other work, just click my logo at the upper right.)

Style:  My style, from finely detailed to bold and graphic, was influenced by the classic pen and ink illustrations of the 19th and early 20th centuries –themselves influenced by the woodcuts and engravings that preceded them. The artist who influenced me most was my grandfather, who taught me to always put quality and craftsmanship first.

Technique:  I work on a digitizing tablet, which I’ve been using since 1995, and all my work is created in digital format, unless requested otherwise.

Finished illustration:  Whatever the client requires, whether vector or pixel format, with the latter colored with watercolor on a separate layer.

Awards:  My work has popped up in all those major design mags and gotten AIGA awards and been praised on sites like drawn.ca and others.


Rollover the images at the right to have a look, and please feel free to contact me any time.

Pen and ink art for organic coffee packaing Pen and ink illustration for petfood packaging Pen and ink illustration for packaging Line art landscape for packaging Pen and ink drawing for packaging Pen and ink vector art for packaging Engraving style pen and ink for packaging Character illustrations for packaging Engraving style illustration for packaging Engraving style illustration for packaging Engraving style illustration for packaging


Winken, Blinken & Nod
Artist: Howard Houlette

This is an example of pen and ink
stipple illustration,
from the 1920's.


Woodcut style illustrations for packaging

Usage: Organic Coffee Products
Client: Publix Foods

Vector art

Engraving style illustration of bird for petfood packaging

Usage: Pet food packaging
Client: Hillis Mackey

Pen and ink with digital color

Usage: Abbot's Bakery
Client: Landor, Sydney

Pen and ink,
finished as vector art

Usage: 4Life Dogfood Packaging
Client: Woodruff Sweitzer

Pen and ink

Engraving style pen and ink illustration for chocolate packagin

Usage: Hand Made Chocolates packaging
Client: Studio Flux
(click the image's icon on the right to see usage)
Pen and ink

Woodcut style vector art for abakery
Usage: Progessive Baker Co
Client: Carmichael Lynch

Pen and ink, finished as vector art
Woodcut style pen and ink charactersfor packaging

Usage: Salsa packaging
Client: Hillis Mackey

Pen and ink

Engraving style pen and inik illustration for herb packaging


Usage: Greenwise Organic Herbs Packaging
Client: Publix Foods

Pen and ink with watercolor



Usage: Hellman's Wasabi Aioli
Client: Anthem

Pen and ink with watercolor finished as pixel art

Engraving style pen and ink with watercolor for packaging

Usage: Hellman's Garlic Aioli
Client: Anthem

Pen and ink with watercolor finished as pixel art



Usage: Hellman's Tomato Aioli
Client: Anthem

Pen and ink with watercolor finished as pixel art

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