Jess is an author and illustrator living in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia). His debut picture book, Fly, was published in 2019 by Puffin and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia and Queensland Literary Awards.
Jess has since published seven books locally and internationally, with more on the way. His first two non-fiction books, Deep and Kind, were published in 2022. Jess draws quite literally from a day job at Melbourne Museum, where he’s lucky enough to help design exhibitions and occasionally get lost in the basement.