Jocelyn O’Leary is a writer and illustrator based in Detroit, Michigan.

She is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Art History. She specializes in narrative illustration for the publishing and editorial industries and works in a combination of traditional and digital mediums. When not creating, Jocelyn enjoys reading non-fiction, drinking cappuccinos at local coffee shops, and wandering around the Detroit Institute of Arts in search of inspiration.

Sojourners Magazine
The St. Anthony Messenger
Liturgical Publications Inc.
Detroit Catholic Campus Ministry

Associated Church Press Award
Creative Quarterly 75 Runner-Up
American Illustration 42 Chosen Winner
Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholarship Nominee
Brewer-Smallenburg Nonfiction Writing Award

American Illustration 42 Online Archive — 2023
Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition — 2022
CCS Student Exhibition — 2019, 2021, 2022