Courtney Jentzen is an illustrator, designer and teacher based in Detroit, Michigan. She received her degree in illustration from Syracuse University in 2005 and has been working as an illustrator ever since.

Having spent 10 years in Brooklyn, Courtney has worked with clients such as Warby Parker, Crown Publishing, New Era, Graduate Hotels, Paperless Post, as well as a number of agencies and lifestyle brands.

Her work has been featured in People Magazine, The Today Show, Martha Stewart Weddings, Apartment Therapy, Magnolia Journal and New York Magazine.

Courtney has illustrated several books including A little taste of Cape Cod and A little taste of San Fransisco. As well as the Little Local Cookbook Series (currently available: Maine, Portland, Texas, New Orleans, Vermont, and the Southwest).

She is an adjunct professor at Oakland University where she teaches a course on digital illustration.

When she isn’t working or wrangling her two ambitious daughters, she tries to work on personal projects like sketching things that bring her joy and her project “Draw Detroit” (which is a study of all things Detroit).

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