ABOUT JESS RACKLYEFT

  • Jess Racklyeft has published 20 books as an author or author/illustrator. Based in Melbourne, Australia and a member of Illustrators Australia (also the editor of their member magazine Outline), The Style File she has illustrated for magazines, ad agencies, group shows and children’s books (Windy Hollow, EK Books, Scholastic, Penguin Random House, Affirm Press, Allen and Unwin and The Five Mile Press). Her books have won awards such as the Crystal Kite Award.


    Her background/studies have been in Communications, short courses in painting and design, as well as the advertising world’s Award School to learn more about ideas and visual language. With an overarching passion for children’s books, she has previously worked in the publishing industry (travelling to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair) in publishing sales roles.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I am a children’s book lover, illustrator, writer and reader based in Melbourne. I also creates work for card companies, picture books, original paintings, prints and all types of different client projects. I’m in love with watercolours, but also love experimenting with digital work and tinkering with oils, pencils. 

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