About

Hello there! I’m a Shorewood, IL based illustrator and picture book author. 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).

Books I’ve Illustrated

Double Take! written by Susan Hood
Black Belt Bunny
by Jackie Davis.
Everything You by Elizabeth McPike
Flo by Kyo Maclear
Haunted Halloween by Sue Fliess
The Diamond and the Boy by Hannah Holt

Books I’ve Written and Illustrated

Tilly & Tank

Upcoming Releases

We’re Going on A Treasure Hunt (Macmillan, Winter 2019)
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Chronicle, Spring 2019)
Two Brothers, One Tail (Philomel, Spring 2019)
Christmas Cheer (Scholastic, Fall 2019)
The Ghosts Went Floating (Macmillan, Spring 2020)
The Three Little Yogis (Abrams, Spring 2020)


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