Janet Parker

Janet Parker is graphic designer, botanical illustrator and landscape painter.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1955, she studied painting and printmaking at the University of Kansas before moving to New Orleans in 1975. While in New Orleans she studied with watercolorist Kathy (Katalin) Gergo. Janet moved to New York City in 1986 to complete a BFA in Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. After graduating, she worked for three years in the editorial design studio, WBMG, under Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser. She has been an art director for such magazines as Time, Newsweek, Art & Antiques, and GQ. During the first of her nine years as a book designer for Workman Publishing, she also taught Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. From March, 2009 until August 2012 she was the art director at Tin House, publisher of books of fiction and non-fiction and of a quarterly literary magazine, which is based in Portland, Oregon. She is currently focusing on drawing and painting, and designing a series of classes in botanical art.

Her drawings and illustrations have appeared in Horticulture magazine, gallery shows in New York, N.Y., and St. Michaels, MD., and are in private collections.