Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, England, on the 4th November 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage.
He moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five and returned to England to pursue further education at the age of thirteen
He gained a BA honours Degree in Illustration in 1989
He began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college, and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions.
He has so far illustrated the covers for three booker prize finalists.
Jamel is represented by Illustration ltd. in London, New york and Singapore
He lives in Salisbury, England with his wife and two boys.
Square Mile magazine
Therapy Today magazine
S.M Newmark Advertising
Lee & Low Books
International Bar Association
SAVI Training Partners
Ocean Media Group
Practical Law Company
Oxford University Press
Mortgage Banking Magazine
The Sunday Telegraph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux