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
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt by Kelly DiPucchio
Two Brothers, One Tail by Richard T. Morris
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman
The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath by Susan Verde
The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman
Books I’ve Written and Illustrated
Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine (Chronicle Books, Winter 2020)
The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea (Abrams, Spring 2021)
Who Loves Little Lemur? (Macmillan, Fall 2021)
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