An interview with Jamie Magazine art director Adrienne Pitts
Not every world-famous chef would have a Gardening section in his magazine, but Jamie Oliver certainly does. In fact, he has his own gardener – Peter Wrapson – and Jamie Magazine art director Adrienne Pitts was determined to reflect Peter’s passion for gardening with the perfect illustration.
“Gardening appears in the front of the magazine with a lot of newsy items surrounding it,” she explains. “As such, the pages really need to sing out – be colorful, attention grabbing, and beautiful.” And, because of the broad range of topics covered from issue to issue, Adrienne needed an illustrator who could illustrate not only food, but also “plants, people, activities, inanimate objects… The list goes on!” With Meg Hunt, she knew she’d found her girl.
“This section has become an ongoing job for Meg, as her colorful style and attention to detail really combine to create illustrations that jump off the page. Some of the topics are a little tricky, but she always comes up with charming and detailed works that enhance the words on the page. She’s a delight to work with and strengthens the visual brand of our magazine.”