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- Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association (APALA) Award for Literature, Picture Book Category, 2012-13
- SCBWI Rocky Mountain Portfolio Award Runner Up, 2012
- SCBWI Los Angeles Portfolio Mentorship Award Winner, 2011
- Thomas J. Watson Fellow, 2006
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ello there! I’m Jessica. I’m a Boulder-based illustrator specializing in children’s illustration. Thanks for stopping by.
I grew up in Longmont, Colorado and spent probably far too much time drawing pictures when I wasn’t busy causing other sorts of mischief, or running around outside. I created my first picture book at age eight, a thrilling pop-up book entitled “Skeleton Dog.”
Eventually I headed West to Scripps College where I earned a BA in fine art with a focus on sculpture. Upon graduation I discovered that what I *really* wanted to do when I grew up was make illustrations. So, I returned my homeland and now live and work in Boulder, Colorado, making illustrations for little people and big people alike.
When I’m not drawing or painting, I like to get lost in the mountains, dance Argentine tango, and pretend to know a bit about gardening.