Meet Sally’s Illustrator – Mario Jamora

Sally - Chris Nihmey (Author), Mario Jamora (Illustrator)


Mario Jamora is the illustrator of the picture book, Sally, a heartwarming story connecting mental illness and homelessness. His breathtaking illustrations combine together with an unforgettable story of never losing hope in the midst of loss.

Mario earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (major-commercial design) from UP. He took post grad studies in Illustration and Design under Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, as well as Printmaking at Pratt Institute in Manhattan. He started his career in Consumer Advertising at McCann Erickson Intl., and Doyle Dane Bernbach NY. He then moved on as Art Director in Pharmaceutical Advertising at Sudler and Hennessey NY, eventually becoming VP Associate Creative Director at Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift NY. Throughout his career, Mario has also worked on freelance illustration projects for McGraw-Hill Publishing, and Scholastics Magazines and Books. He garnered numerous awards from the RX Club of NY, the Society of Illustrators of NY, and the Art Directors Club of NY.

Currently, Mario’s passion is in Digital Photo Illustration and he is represented by the July Group ([email protected]).

Mario Jamora illustrator Sally
Mario Jamora illustrator Sally