About

Hello there! I’m a Shorewood, IL based designer and illustrator. My artwork is bold and imaginative, featuring whimsical animal pairings, images of faraway lands and fantasy playgrounds, or just beautiful compositions of color and shape. I’m am inspired by old memories from childhood along with new experiences with my two young children.

I drew a lot as a child but grew up to pursue other things, like a degree in computer engineering. After submitting several T-shirt designs to Threadless.com however, I got hooked on art and illustration. My artwork has been selected for print at Threadless.com, has been featured on products at the GAP, Papyrus, on the front page of Society6.com, FAB.com along with a number of other brick and mortar and internet stores.

I live with my family south of Chicago, which i believe is the best city in the world. (Just ask me about the hotdogs!) I spend my spare time running and reading (but not at the same time).

I am the illustrator of two picture books Double Take! written by Susan Hood and Black Belt Bunny written by Jackie Davis. See below for my upcoming titles and author/illustrator debut coming out next year!


I’m working on multiple picture books!

Release Schedule
Everything You (Macmillan, Fall 2017)
Flo (Macmillan, Winter 2018)
Tilly + Tank (Tundra, Spring 2018)
Haunted Halloween (Scholastic, Summer 2018)
Diamond/Man (HarperCollins, Fall 2018)
We’re Going on A Treasure Hunt (Macmillan, Winter 2019)


Drop me a line Here if you are interested in working with me or would just like to say hello!

Society 6 Store: http://www.society6.com/jayfleck

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jayfleckartist

Instagram: @jayafleck

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theflecks