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
Christmas Cheer by Sue Fliess
The Diamond and the Boy by Hannah Holt
We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt by Kelly DiPucchio
Two Brothers, One Tail by Richard T. Morris
The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman
Who Loves Little Lemur? by Ann Whitford Paul

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine by Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating by Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and the Grand Ta-Da! by Jonathan Stutzman

The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath by Susan Verde
The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea by Susan Verde
Tortoise and Hare: A Fairy Tale to Help You Find Balance by Susan Verde

Our Playground Rules! by Kallie George
Our Classroom Rules! by Kallie George

You Are a Honeybee! (Meet Your World) by Laurie Ann Thompson
You Are a Raccoon! (Meet Your World) by Laurie Ann Thompson

Books I’ve Written and Illustrated

Tilly & Tank
Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Car
Crinkle Bells

Upcoming Releases

You Are a Robin! (Meet Your World) by Laurie Ann Thompson (Dial Books March 5, 2024)
You Are a Garter Snake! (Meet Your World) by Laurie Ann Thompson (Dial Books June 4, 2024)

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