Hi! I'm Jessi Kay and I'm a children's author + illustrator.
I'm an American living in Wiltshire, England with my young family. I studied the Visual Arts at Brigham Young University and Theological Art at King's College London.
I use many different materials to make illustrations. I start by painting tissue paper and creating a base collage. Then I paint and draw on top of that. And finally, I photograph the piece and make adjustments digitally. I love all the different textures this process creates!
Outside of bookmaking and chasing around my boys (ages 2 and 4), I can usually be found in my back garden. I love honey bees, grafting apple trees, and hope to one day create a permaculture forest to help address food security for refugees.