About Jade Nellans

Jade Nellans was born on an army base in North Carolina and spent her childhood years in Atlas, Michigan. After an impassioned youth spent drawing dragons and half-naked catgirls, she attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Illustration. Jade uses digital and traditional media to create illustration and design for products, books, magazines, character art and design.

Along with freelance work under jadefrolics, she imagines super cute graphics for children’s clothing at Carter’s in Atlanta, GA.

Jade’s major inspirations in life include catbutts, fruit bats, and sugary cereals. Mainly catbutts.


Juno is Jade’s cat and chief marketing specialist. Her hobbies include licking, scratching, reading and rolling in people's shoes. She helps Jade in all areas of her career by lying on top of whatever paper she is drawing on, or leaving dead things in her slippers.