Hi there. I’m Jennifer Farley and this is Laughing Lion Design. Thanks for visiting!

I’m a designer, illustrator, photo retoucher and teacher.

I teach Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and Graphic Design.

I illustrate children’s books, maps, apps, graphics for websites and promotional events. My work is brightly coloured with a hint of mid-century retro and a dab of old paper texture.

As well as illustrating and designing for a living, I have been teaching Photoshop, Illustrator and Design Theory for over 14 years.

I design and sell illustrated T-shirts for kids and grown-ups.

I write about Design and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on my blog. There are over 100 free Tutorials on this if you’d like to take a look.

I write articles about design for other sites and publications: Sitepoint, Photography-BB magazine, Design Instruct and Design Festival.

I am the author of Learning Adobe Muse – Designing Websites Without Code. The book is published by Packt.

I have a masters degree in Design.

I’m originally from Dublin, but am now living the country life with my husband and our two dogs, Otto and Knuckles.

I am a member of the following fine organisations:



Society of Childrens Books Writers and Illlustrators
Society Of Childrens Books Writers and Illustrators


Graphic Artist Guild
The Graphic Artist Guild


  1. Donna L. Martin says:

    Just stumbled onto your site; thank goodness. I am a public school teacher; an art teacher. I have been teaching fine and applied art for 11 years; all hands on, not much computer experience. I was asked to teach Photoshop CC this year as well as have my students become certified. Yikes! I believe your site will help…fingers crossed. I have my BFA and MFA; and I am still struggling.

  2. Tom Upton says:

    This little routine to add speech balloons made my day. I don’t know you aor how long ago you did this, but I just found it needing to add a little emphasis to a photo of my daughter. I had NO idea photoshop held all these little secrets, just when I needed them. THAKK YOU!!

    Tom Upton
    Palo Alto (that’s in California half a world away)

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