Jess Smiley


25 years ago I was born barefoot in the Utah valley. I started inventing things to make life easier, and drawing was the best way I found to describe my inventions. My drawings turned into all sorts of things: stories, characters, designs and games, and I started learning from other people's drawings and pictures of all kinds.

Today picture-making is still a new and fascinating world for me. My wife and little boy make it easy for me to enjoy things and they are huge supports for me and my work. If I'm not inside making pictures, I'm probably outside sucking in the Fall air with my family.

My paper cut-outs are parades of shape and colour. Playful portraits of animals, people and monsters decorate my cards and wall-pictures, making them perfect for gifts or roommates.

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