Jess is a recent graduate from Falmouth University and is currently living in a small town near Oxford. Her work consists of simple shapes and bright colours, she makes these work by layering these shapes and playing with opacity and shadows. She enjoys working conceptually and so scale and perspective play a large role within the images that she makes. Her work comes across fairly decorative at first but she tries to include other hidden things within it. Jess’ clients include Simon & Schuster, Scholastic and Oxford University Press.
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 with ‘Prisoners of Geography’, written by Tim Marshall, illustrated by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith. (Simon & Schuster)
‘Prisoners of Geography’ illustrated by Jessica Smith and Grace Easton Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2020: Children’s Non-fiction & Illustrated Book of the Year. Written by Tim Marshall, Published by Simon and Schuster.
‘Prisoners of Geography’ was shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards in the Children’s category