Jason Brooks was born in London on February 23rd 1969. He grew up by the sea in Brighton, England, and began drawing and painting at an unusually young age receiving his first freelance commissions in his early teens.
Brooks studied Graphic Design at St Martin's College, where he began working regularly for British Vogue after winning the Vogue Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration. While at St Martin's, he began travelling widely, drawing and painting colourful travel journals. Travel has been a recurrent theme in his work and his adventures continue to inspire and inform his visual repertoire.
After a Master of Arts Degree in Illustration at the Royal College of Art, Brooks landed a series of assignments drawing at the Couture shows in Paris for The Independent Newspaper. He has since filed numerous visual reports from the shows in New York for Visionaire and London Fashion Week for Elle. Brooks' artwork has also provided the visual identity for record labels, most notably Hedkandi, who have achieved sales in excess of 5 million albums featuring his artwork.
Brooks is noted in particular as being one of the first artists to embrace and popularize computer technology in the field of Fashion Illustration. The glamorous and aspirational world of the imagination he presents in his work has proven to be an ideal vehicle to promote a wide range of luxury and lifestyle brands.