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Jess Bolam

Children's book illustrator and animation artist


Jess is a children's book illustrator and animation artist living in Buckinghamshire. She particularly enjoys illustrating kids with big personalities, animals and nature, combining digital and traditional media and exploring bright colour palettes.


After getting her BA in Animation Production at Arts University Bournemouth in 2018, she began freelancing as an animation background artist, and later, an illustrator. Jess went on to complete a Masters degree in Illustration at Falmouth University, and now specialises in children's book illustration.

When Jess isn't working, she enjoys reading, going on walks, and attempting to crochet new things.

Freelance clients include:


The Play's The Thing

Rocket Cow

Dog Eat Cog

Karrot Animation

Cornerstone Arts Centre

Wise Guys




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