Jess Engle

Jess Engle works in a studio in Austin, Texas and creates beautiful work that makes people feel extraordinary. Her art can be found in a number of retailers, including Crate & Barrel and West Elm, and on Instagram @studioxjess.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things.” ― A.A. Milne

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Roald Dahl, Quentine Blake, Ralph Steadman

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

So I could share my studio with star-gazing penguins, nerdy narwhals and fabulous flamingos and live in a world of imagination and creation.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep walking on this winding path! Because the world needs you.