Jess Yeomans is an illustrator and a merchant mariner living in Maine, born and raised on Long Island, NY, a lifelong admirer of nature, art and the sea.
Jess graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City earning a BFA in Illustration. After graduating in 2008, she became a full-time employee at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Jess continued to pursue her illustration career and has been working as a freelance illustrator since January 2011.
Jess works primarily in traditional media with a focus on wildlife and nautical themed art. Over her long career as an illustrator, she has illustrated nine published children's books, exhibited her work in gallery shows and received multiple awards. Jess has also worked on many projects including food merchandising, branding, portraits, murals and logos. In December 2015, Jess launched Whale and Anchor, where prints of her artwork and various handmade nautical gifts are available for purchase - be sure to check her out on Instagram! @whale.and.anchor
Jess currently lives in South Portland, Maine working both as an illustrator and also running Whale & Anchor. Jess is a Mate on a tugboat (she drives a tugboat) based out of Red Hook, Brooklyn in New York Harbor. Jess enjoys spending time in her beloved home state of Maine, drawing and painting, running, hiking, camping, snowboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, being on (or in) the water, learning about animals, photography, hunting for adventure and taking in the beauty of life's everyday moments.
.Awards & Recognition
Partial Client List
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Member
Society of Illustrators Member