Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about studying the states of water, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration about studying water | Art Direction: Len Small

Fellow leftie Jackie Ferrentino is a freelance illustrator and currently the first illustration fellow for Nautilus, a contemporary science magazine that zeroes in on one issue each month. Among the subsets of Jackie’s illustration style—which also captures delightfully sausage-fingered, old-timey characters—her most textural style is a great match for Nautilus. The magazine is (successfully) simple in its layout and typography, so Jackie’s work adds a richness and depth to a publication for curious minds.

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about identity, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration for the identity issue. | Art Direction: Len Small

At time of writing, this warm illustration for the identity issue is the first thing to greet you on the Nautilus website—and on the table of contents in the magazine.

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about identity, as shown on the Nautilus magazine table of contents

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about how scale confounds human perception, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration for an article about how scale confounds human perception | Art Direction: Len Small

 

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino showing "life" in a toaster oven, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration alongside an article using a toaster oven to test theories about evolution. Watch the gif go through two “life cycles”! | Art Direction: Len Small

 

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about using tech to alter nature, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration for an article about ethics in using tech to alter nature. | Art Direction: Len Small

 

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about animal intelligence, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration about animal intelligence. | Art Direction: Len Small, Nicholas Garber and Francesco Izzo

 

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about ocean movements, for Nautilus magazine

Illustration by Jackie Ferrentino about ocean movements, for Nautilus magazine

Illustrations about ocean movements. | Art Direction: Nicholas Garber and Len Small

See more works for Nautilus and other clients on Jackie’s portfolio.