Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Jess Racklyeft

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Australia East/New Zealand
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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.